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Community Focus – United Japanese Society Honors New Octogenarians With An 80th Birthday Party

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 27 O‘ahu Nikkei who are celebrating their 80th birthday this year by throwing them a grand celebration. The UJSH’s 42nd annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai (Senior Citizens...
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Community Focus – Ujsh Celebrates Tsukimi No Kai

The United Japanese Society of Hawai‘i hosted its annual Tsukimi no Kai (moon viewing) event at Kapi‘olani Community College on Aug. 18. Guests were encouraged to come dressed in a yukata or hapi coat...
Photo of Blue Planet Foundation board member Crystal Rose presents the organization’s 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige

Community Focus – Blue Planet Foundation Recognizes Gov. Ige

The Blue Planet Foundation presented its 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige for his “exceptional leadership on clean energy.” The presentation was made at Blue Planet’s first fundraising gala, called the Blue Tie...
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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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Community Focus – World War II AJA Soldiers to be Remembered in Oahu, Maui...

World War II AJA soldiers, their families and supporters will come together on Sunday, Sept. 25, in separate services on O‘ahu and Maui to remember fallen comrades of the Second World War. The O‘ahu Joint...
Photo of outgoing UJSH president Cyrus Tamashiro (right) presents the president’s gavel to his successor, Dean Asahina.

Community Focus – Dean Asahina Installed as United Japanese Society President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii installed its 2016-2017 officers on June 25 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific presented the “call to celebration” with...
Photo of the 2016 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 47th scholarship fundraising fashion show luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 24. The show featured fashions by three design groups — Dolkii, by sisters Shaiyanne Dar...
Photo of "Herald Salutes" Dayna Matsumoto

Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Central Pacific Bank recently announced personnel changes. Dayna Matsumoto has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial management, and reporting processes, including overseeing the...
Photo of Second Annual Wahiawa War Memorial ceremony

Community Focus – Wahiawa Remembers Benefactors of Community Pool

The Wahiawa Lions Club honored 21 World War II veterans from Wahiawä who died in combat and recognized their families at the Second Annual Wahiawa War Memorial ceremony on July 10. The ceremony, which...

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