Kimberly Takata Named Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa The 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival came to a close on March 22 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, when the new queen and court were announced at the Festival Ball. The festival, sponsored by...
First prize winner Eric Kira (right) receives his prize from Grant Murata, Hawaii Herald/Hawaii Hochi advertising manager, on behalf of TransPacific Tours.

“Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Winners

Melanie Carrié, 66th Cherry Blossom Festival queen, visited the Hawaii Hochi offices in March and drew the winning ballots for the 35th “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald...
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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...
A group photo of the 2017 UJSH Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai honorees. Pictured with the honorees are then-Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko (second row, seated in the middle), UJSH president Sheree Tamura (standing, far left in kimono) and 2017 Cherry Blossom queen Heather Omori (standing, far right). (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

UJSH Honors 26 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 26 Nikkei celebrating their 80th birthday this year with a festive party on Sept. 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The event, UJSH’s annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai (Senior Citizens Festival), is held in conjunction with Japan’s observance of “Respect for the Aged....
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Treasures at UH Hamilton Library: Hawley/Sakamaki Collection

WHO/WHAT: Hamilton Library’s Asia Collection is home to the world-renowned Sakamaki/Hawley Collection containing over 5,000 items, most of which is Ryukyu and Okinawa source materials from the 1400s to the 1960s. The collection is...
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AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference

WHO/WHAT: AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others. This year’s conference will focus on how...
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Wahiawa Pineapple Festival 2017

WHO/WHAT: The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, sponsored by the Wahiawa Historical Society, features cultural and educational booths, food booths, the 2017 festival T-shirt, a country store, vendors, handcrafters, entertainment and keiki activities. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6,...
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Multi-Faith Peace Walk for 72 years of Atomic Bombing Restraint

WHO/WHAT: The Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Center will join Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for the eighth annual candlelight peace walk to the Honolulu Civic...
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“The Princess and the Iso Peanut”

WHO/WHAT: Manoa Valley Theatre and Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center team up to present “The Princess and the Iso Peanut,” Lisa Matsumoto’s and Roslyn Catracchia’s local pidgin musical comedy. What happens when a traditional fairytale...
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Herald Salutes

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce president Wayne Toshimi Ishihara was conferred an imperial decoration from the Government of Japan. With Ishihara’s wife Joy and their two adult children, Trevor and Jaci, and other family and friends looking on, Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa pinned The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays,....

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