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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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12th Annual Joint Memorial Service

WHO/WHAT:  The Japanese American soldiers who served in World War II as members of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion will be remembered and...
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Hiroshima Peace Service Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Committee will hold its annual Hiroshima Peace Service Ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The commemoration will includes a blessing...
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Bon Dance Season Comes to a Close

Labor Day weekend marks not only the end of summer, but also the close of Hawai‘i’s obon and bon dance season for the year. But, there are still three more festivals that you can...
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Community Focus – Taishöji Sötö Zen Temple Celebrates Centennial

Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration was “Ho-on,” or “Sweet Memories with Gratitude,” to express the...
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“An Internment Odyssey: Haisho Tenten” Book Launch Party

WHO/WHAT: The long-awaited release of “An Internment Odyssey: Haisho Tenten,” written by Suikei Furuya and translated by Tatsumi Hayashi, will be released by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The book chronicles Furuya’s World...

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