Photo of From left: Roy Sakuma, Nelly Toyama-Baduria and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa conclude the 27th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service with their ‘ukulele rendition of “I Am What I Am.”

Community Focus – Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Held

The light rain that fell over the 27th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service was like a blessing from the heavens. The service, which commemorated the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima,...
Photo of Carole Hayashino (second from left) is pictured with JACL-Honolulu Chapter board members David Forman (far left), Alison Kunishige and Kent Mori Walther at the JACL national convention in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy JCCH)

Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Carole Hayashino, president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, was honored by the national Japanese American Citizens League as one of its four Japanese American of the Biennium awardees at...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs Officers

Members and guests of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 9 for the group’s annual general membership meeting and installation. Twelve new members were recognized during the general membership...

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...

Spotlight – A Magnificent Man And His Flying Machine

The descendants of Shigeru and Soyo Serikaku, joined by about 200 of their relatives and friends, gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria in Mäpunapuna on April 24 to remember and celebrate the issei adventurer “taking flight”...

Plans For Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration Announced

Karleen C. Chinen “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” has been selected as the theme for the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Plans for the 11-day commemoration in...

Second Daniel K. Inoyue Lecture Weighs Civil Liberties And National Security

Karleen C. Chinen On April 19, two former members of the United States Congress who met more than 70 years ago on opposites sides of a relocation camp barbed wire fence in Wyoming shared the...

Kökua Kumamoto

Karleen C. Chinen Along road to recovery lies ahead for the people of the southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto and surrounding areas such as Oita Prefecture following the April 14 and 16 earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto...

Alexis Sayuri Okihara Selected Cherry Blossom Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “Grateful” and “excited” are two words that Alexis Sayuri Okihara used throughout her interview at the Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. offices a week after she was crowned the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen. The...

64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court Selected

Alexis Sayuri Okihara was selected the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen at the Festival Ball on March 26. Joining her on the court are First Princess Brittney Yasuko Kawahara, Princesses Ritsuko Sarah Tomari, Kristi...

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