Yoko Waki (left) and Marian Okada will discuss the meaning of Japanese names at the workshop.

Japanese Name Interpretation Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Come and learn about “What’s in a Japanese name!” JCCH Tokioka Heritage Resource Center volunteer Marian Okada and Yoko Waki will provide an extensive general overview of Japanese personal names, including a discussion...
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Herald Salutes – Hawaii Information Service’s, Colleen Yasuhara

Colleen Yasuhara has been promoted to chief operating officer of Hawaii Information Service, a Honolulu-based real estate tech company that serves as the multiple listing service for Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island and a leading...
Sachie Saigusa-Sensei with the two recipients of certificates of achievement — Michiko Fukumoto (left) and Takako Yajima-Stults (right).

Sumie Society Celebrates 15th Exhibition

Members of the Sumie Society of Hawaii celebrated the conclusion of their 15th annual exhibition at Honolulu Hale with a luncheon at Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room at the Ala Moana Macy’s on May 19....
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Community Focus – Honolulu and Hokkaido Establish Sister State Ties

Hokkaidö Prefecture, Japan’s second-largest island, and the state of Hawai‘i are now sister-states. The signing of the sister-state relationship by Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige and Hokkaidö Gov. Harumi Takahashi was held May 8 at...
Kuakini Auxiliary members, Kuakini Health System administration team and Tendai Mission representatives in front of the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery following the May 30 memorial service. Bishop Ryokan Ara (in brown minister’s robe) of Tendai Mission of Hawaii and Gary Kajiwara (on Ara’s left), president/CEO of Kuakini, anchor the photo. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

Community Focus – Kuakini Honors Early Japanese Immigrant Residents of Kuakini Home

The Kuakini Auxiliary honored the memory of 141 former Issei residents of Kuakini Home on May 30 at the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery in Nu‘uanu. The memorial service was conducted by...
Colin Nakagawa of the Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm and his father, Susumu Nakagawa, with Roland Higashi and Ivan Nakano of JCAH.

Community Focus – Japanese Community Association of Hawaii Honors Dodo Mortuary and the Seaside...

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii recently recognized two 100-plus-year Hawai‘i island businesses as its 2017 Nikkei Kigyo Award honorees — Dodo Mortuary Inc., established in 1898; and The Seaside Restaurant, established in...
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Tea Ceremony Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii/Tankokai Hawaii Association will present a workshop on chado, or the “way of tea.” Participants will learn the history and the basics of a tea ceremony. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 15, from...
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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...
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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...
July 8 2017 Tanabata Festival at Hawaii Japanese Center

Tanabata Festival July 8, 2017 10AM – 2PM

  WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Japanese Center will celebrate its second annual Tanabata (Star Festival) on Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features children’s make-and-take craft activities and games. There will...

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