Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

Spotlight – Ariyoshi Inducted into the Aloha Order of Merit

Jodie Chiemi Ching Former Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit –– one of the state’s highest honors –– on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. In a press release from the Office of the Governor, it states, “The Aloha Order of Merit was established....
The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film 'Madame Fujima Kansuma.'

Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...
Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association. Front row, from left: Dr. Ruth Ono, Dr. Dennis Ogawa, Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, Consul General Koichi Ito, Japan’s former ambassador to the U.S. and advisor to Urasenke Foundation Shichiro Amae and Hirohisa Koyama. Middle row, from left: former first lady Lynne Waihe‘e, Hidemi Amae and Joycelyn Victorino. Back row, from left: former Tanko Kai Hawaii President Akemi Kurokawa, Takehiko Kato, UH President David Lassner, East-West Center President Richard Vuylsteke, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Dr. Robert Huey, Souko Sakurai and Mark Burak.

Community Focus – Urasenke Celebrates 47th Tea Seminar

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Association on July 21. Participants of the University of Hawai‘i’s 47th tea seminar were also invited to the event which was held at the Sheraton Waikiki. 
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Community Focus – East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Shinnen Enkai Meetings Set for Feb....

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the arrival of the “Year of the Boar” at its annual luncheon meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. A short business meeting conducted by Kenjin Kai president Jon Arizumi will begin at 10:30 a.m. At that time, the Beiju celebrants....
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Festival of Japanese Dance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Japanese Dance Association will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a weekend of events centered about the theme, “A Festival of Japanese Dance — With Much Appreciation.” The association is made up...
Photo of a decorative ball at Asian Treasures Fair

Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...
The 2020 cast and producers of the “Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko” performance. Kneeling in front is the Kojyo played by Neal Yokota. Standing behind the Kojyo, from left to right producers Ronald Ushijima and Rika Hirata, Meakashi Kingoro (Kurt Murao), Akaboshi Jyuzaburo (Ina Chang), Tadanobu Rihei (Kristine Wada), Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (Jill Kuramoto), Nippon Daemon (Brian Kealoha), and producers Robert Nagao and Gregg Mueller. Standing in back, Nango Rikimaru (Jacce Mikulanec).

“Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko” Play Highlights 2020 HJCC Shinnen Enkai

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Year of the Rat with its 75th annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet) on Jan. 24 at the Sheraton Waikiki. About 400 HJCC members and their family and friends attended the event. The shinnen enkai is always well attended, with people enjoying fellowship and the introduction of....
Photo of helpers at the Pan Am Annual Fundraiser

“Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants, presents its annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice. Hot ticket items include Pan Am and airline...
Glass products on display at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic Glass Sale

Mother’s Day Ceramics + Glass Sale 2018

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s annual Mother’s Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mom, grandmother, aunt or grad! Proceeds support UH art students and the Department of Art. WHEN/WHERE:...

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