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Community Focus – Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai Hawai‘i Shibu Debut Recital Set for Nov....

Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai Hawaii Shibu, led by Sarina Udd-Sensei, will present its debut recital on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Kaimukï High School Auditorium. The recital, themed “Habatake Sekai Ni,” which means to...
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Hui Makaala 48th Annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: Hui Makaala presents its 48th Annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show, featuring designers Allison Izu, Janice Tsujimura and Jeanie Chun. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 30, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Boutique sales...
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A Washington Place Christmas

WHO/WHAT: Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, together with the Washington Place Foundation, will host this special holiday event. Christmas trees and holiday decorations will be on view throughout Washington Place. There...
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“Kafu (Genealogy) in Okinawa”

WHO/WHAT: An overview of Okinawan genealogy by Professor Masayuki Dana, director of the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Professor Dana will explain the characteristics of Okinawan genealogy using, as a sample, the kafu,...
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Storyteller, Yasu Ishida, Featured Artist for Library Summer Reading Program

WHO/WHAT: Magical storyteller Yasu Ishida will be the featured artist for the Hawaii State Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program at selected libraries statewide. Ishida’s storytelling programs, “Story Circus” and “Origami in Motion,” incorporate magic...
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JCCH Summer Cultural Workshop: Eisa in Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Are you planning to attend the Okinawan Festival this Labor Day weekend? If so, you will likely be mesmerized by the energy of the eisa performances. Grant “Sandaa” Murata, who holds a shihan...

JCCH Honors Five At 2016 Gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals and groups at its “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 25. Kenny Endo...
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“Okinawa: The Afterburn” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: A free showing of documentary filmmaker John Junkerman’s 2015 film, “Okinawa: The Afterburn.” The film provides a comprehensive view of the World War II Battle of Okinawa, its aftermath and the ongoing struggles...
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“Fred Korematsu Speaks Up” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Author Stan Yogi will discuss and sign copies of “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up,” which he co-authored with Laura Atkins. Fred Korematsu refused to comply with the World War II internment order and was...
Early Deigo Club members (from left) Robert Nakamoto, Kenyu Tokuda (who died recently) and Masa Nakama.

Community Focus – Deigo Club Celebrates “Year of the Rooster”

Deigo Club members enjoyed each other’s company at their annual shinnen enkai on April 2 at the Natsunoya Tea House. The program featured Okinawan and Japanese karaoke singing and dancing by member, live Okinawan music by Ryukyu Koten Afusoryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA, along with lots of door prizes. Tadashi Kinjo, who succeeded koto....

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