The 1968 first intern graduating class of “The Postgraduate Medical Training Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Okinawa Central Hospital.” (Photo courtesy UH JABSOM and Chubu Hospital)

UH-CHUBU Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration

WHO/WHAT: In 1967, the University of Hawai‘i and Chubu Hospital in Okinawa entered into a partnership at the request of the U.S. Army and the U.S. State Department. UH students were recruited to take...
Bishop Daiya Amano (right) of the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii purified and blessed the Hiroshima Peace Bell and those in attendance at the annual commemoration and peace service.

Izumo Taishakyo Hosts Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service

The 28th annual Hiroshima peace ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima was held on Aug. 7 at the peace bell fronting Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. The bell is a replica of the one in Hiroshima’s Peace Park. It was presented to the City and County of Honolulu by....
Scott Harada, representing Marian Harada Enterprises, Inc. accepted the 2017 HJCC Generational Award, which was presented by immediate past president Dave Erdman (left) and Gov. David Ige.

HJCC Installs Officers and Presents Generational Award

Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 19 for the organization’s 13th Annual Inauguration and Generational Award Luncheon. Brian Nishida, president and CEO of Step Stone Business Development, was installed as president, taking over the reins of the 117-year-old organization from Dave Erdman. The 2017 Generational....
Ministers of the Hawaii Buddhist Council gathered for a group photo with the taiko drum following the obon service.

Community Focus – Obon Service Held at Honoliuli National Monument

A special obon service was held at Honouliuli National Monument to celebrate the finding of a taiko drum earlier this year at the Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. The taiko was inscribed with the word “Honouliuli.” This past February, Professor Naofumi Annaka and Dr. Naomi Sasaoka of Rissho University in Tökyö were doing research at Nichiren Mission....
Promo ad for celebrating Sanki's (Japanese Goods Retailer) 5th Anniversary in Hawaii

“Kikaida and Friends” Celebrate with Sanki

WHO/WHAT:  JN Productions, Inc. and Generation Kikaida partner with Japanese goods retailer Sanki, to celebrate Sanki’s fifth anniversary in Hawai‘i. Kikaida, Hakaida, and scary monsters will be available for free picture-taking, and Ban Daisuke, star...
Photo of children visiting for Jusan Mairi blessing (celebrating passage of children into middle childhood) Photo courtesy Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazifu Tenmangu

Shichigosan and Jusan Mairi Blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles celebrating the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages 3,...
Photo of Retired Army Gen. and former Army chief of staff Eric Shinseki

Community – AJA Soldiers’ Artifacts Sought for National Museum of the U.S. Army

The U.S. Army plans to open the National Museum of the United States Army — NMUSA — near Washington, D.C., in 2019 that will include recognition of World War II AJA soldiers of the Military Intelligence Service, 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Work on the three-story, 185,000-square-foot facility is underway on 83....
The 2017 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients were recognized at the scholarship fashion show luncheon. They are from left: Briana Campbell, Nikki Chinen, David-John Fernandez, Treyson Furuta, Emma Kojima, Cheyne Tanoue, Kiaria Zoi Nakamura and Dane Yamashiro. Pictured with them is Hui Makaala president Clayton Uza (far right). Not pictured: Sydney Tsukenjo.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 48th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The show featured fashions by three Hawai‘i designers — Allison Izu, Janice Tsujimura and Jeanie Chun. The audience was also treated to a program of cultural entertainment that included Okinawan dances by Hooge....
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“Chibariyo” – Maui Okinawan Festival

WHAT: Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, along with co-sponsor Maui Mall, present the Maui Okinawan Festival, themed “Chibariyo!” meaning “do your best!” Continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent from Maui, as well as...
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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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