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HUOA Winter Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents its annual Winter Craft Fair featuring a wide selection of gift items for purchase. Take advantage of the great shopping opportunities and a silent auction. Enjoy food...
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“We Shall Overcome”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies presents a public showing of filmmaker Chie Mikami’s 2015 documentary, “We Shall Overcome.” The film (see trailer at http://ikusaba.com/en/) documents Okinawan opposition to...
Kazuo Yamane uses his bunk to study at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage, Minn. (Photos courtesy Yamane family)

Spotlight – “Proof of Loyalty” to screen at HIFF

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen C. Chinen Pamela Rotner Sakamoto came to understand the invaluable, but secret, work that soldiers in the Military Intelligence Service performed in World War II while writing her own book, “Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds,” about the family of MIS veteran Harry Fukuhara. So when....
Guests joined in a bon dance led by members of the Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai.

Community Focus – Hilo’s JCAH to Present “Bunka NO HI” on Nov. 18

Hilo’s Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold its biennial Japanese Culture Day, or “Bunka No Hi,” on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Sangha Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Okage Sama De,” the Japanese phrase meaning, “I am what I am because of you.” Admission to the event is....
Rev. Akihiro Okada presents a tamagushi to UJSH president Sheree Tamura. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

Community Focus – UJSH Tsukimi No Kai Celebrates Harvest Moon

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Tsukimi no Kai, or moon viewing celebration, on Oct. 5 at Café Waiola on the campus of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kaka‘ako. Standing before an altar abundant with offerings of food for the gods and white streamers, the Rev. Akihiro Okada....
Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion presentation "Hamakua -State of Mind"

“Hamakua – State of Mind”

WHO/WHAT: A fall/winter 2017 fashion presentation by Hawai‘i artists Rumi Murakami and Laurie Sumiye that answers the question: “What does fall in Hawai‘i look like?” Sumiye and Murakami envisioned the lush landscapes, wide vistas...
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“Taiko Dance & Drum: Hana Hou!”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific, present “Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!” This production is...
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Kuakini Foundation’s 14th Annual “Holiday Trees and Treasures”

WHO/WHAT: “Holiday Trees and Treasures” is Kuakini Foundation’s major fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will help Kuakini purchase new high-tech equipment, fund capital improvement projects, develop new services and programs and further it biomedical...
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“War, Languages, and Un/Intended Consequences: From Diderot to After World War II”

WHO/WHAT: Japan Studies librarian Tokiko Bazzell will speak on these topics relating to war in this second installment of “Treasures at UH Hamilton Library,” an educational initiative aimed at showcasing Hamilton Library’s special collections,...
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Manoa Valley Church’s 47th Harvest Fair

WHO/WHAT: Manoa Valley Church (United Church of Christ) presents its 47th Harvest Fair with proceeds earmarked for church facility maintenance and renovations. New attractions this year are a silent auction and keiki talent show. Shoppers...

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