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Plantation Life from the Women’s Perspective

WHO/WHAT: Friends of the Library Kahuku and the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kahuku Public School and Library, with a historical talk story about the Kahuku Sugar...
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To Learn More About the Gannenmono

June 5–Feb. 24, 2019: “Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i” exhibit. This exhibit features historic documents and illustrations, cultural objects and first-hand accounts of the Gannenmono. The exhibit also includes the genealogy of one Gannenmono whose family today spans eight generations and contains more than 800 names. Picture Gallery in Hawaiian Hall at....
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Community Focus – East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai: Call for 2019-2020 Scholarship Applicants

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai is currently accepting applications for up to two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to begin their post high school education this fall. The application deadline is Saturday, April 6 (applications must be postmarked by April 6).
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Kikaida Returns to Shirokiya

WHO/WHAT: Kikaida returns after an absence of three years. Meet Hawai‘i’s favorite Japanese superhero, Kikaida, and the original Jiro — actor Ban Daisuke — and get a free autograph and photo. A great chance...
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Herald Salutes

Reyna Kaneko has been named president of the Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i. She succeeds Lenny Yajima, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Kaneko comes to JASH after having spent more than a decade with the Girls Scouts of Hawai‘i, where she was its chief operating officer since 2014. Kaneko also focused on the leadership, development....
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Community Focus – Prime Minister Abe’s Crane To Be Exhibited at Pearl Harbor

Three new paper cranes will soon be added to the Sadako Crane Exhibit in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The exhibit recently welcomed the cranes, which were folded by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie and a former navy man named....
Hiroshima City Mayor Kazumi Matsui and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell with their respective Council chairs, Haruo Yamada from Hiroshima and Ikaika Anderson from Honolulu, after signing the sister-city reaffirmation document. (Photo by Brandon Saigusa)

Community Focus – Honolulu-Hiroshima Reaffirm Sister-City Ties

The 60th anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Honolulu and Hiroshima City was commemorated — and reaffirmed — in several events on July 2. They included a signing ceremony in the Honolulu City Council chambers reaffirming the sister-city relationship, originally signed in 1959; a ceremonial tree planting and a reception. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and....
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Community Focus – Sake and Food Pairings Featured At Moon and Viewing Party

Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or Moon Viewing Party, on Nov. 18 at the Consul General’s residence in Nu‘uanu. (A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new full moon with the closest approach....
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JCCH Summer Craft and Collectables Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local vendors will gather for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Summer Craft and Collectables Fair, featuring rare Japanese antiques, artwork, jewelry, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more. Admission to the “Okage Sama...

GIVING BACK AND PAYING IT FORWARD

Photo courtesty Hawaii Senate Majority Growing up in Japan, Sabrina Shizue McKenna never imagined she would one day be a Hawai‘i Supreme Court justice. “As a child, I always thought I would be a teacher,” she...

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