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Hawaii “Irei No HI”

WHO/WHAT: The Battle of Okinawa, which ended on June 23, 1945, after three months of fierce fighting, will be commemorated with a memorial program sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Survivors of the...
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Community Focus – HUOA to Honor Eight at Oct. 14 Legacy Award Banquet

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will honor eight individuals for their contributions to the Okinawan and larger local and global community and to Okinawa at its Legacy Awards luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 14, in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The HUOA will honor the late Thomas Taro Higa; Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Ph.D.;....
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16th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii will celebrate its 16th anniversary with an exhibit of their works. Sachie Saigusa-Sensei’s students will present their sumi-e (black ink), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and Shikishi paintings. WHEN/WHERE: Honolulu Hale...
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“The Princess and the Iso Peanut”

WHO/WHAT: Manoa Valley Theatre and Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center team up to present “The Princess and the Iso Peanut,” Lisa Matsumoto’s and Roslyn Catracchia’s local pidgin musical comedy. What happens when a traditional fairytale...
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“Rescuing the Lost Battalion – the Story Behind the ‘Heroes'” on PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i will screen “Rescuing the Lost Battalion — The Story Behind the ‘Heroes,’” an NHK documentary on the World War II rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” by AJA soldiers of the 100th...
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Gov. John Waihee to Speak at NVMC

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Leadership Series will feature a talk by former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihee, who will speak on leadership and the values of aloha that continue to be relevant in...
Bishop Daiya Amano, Dr. Gregg Kinkley, Dr. Kahu Kaleo Patterson, Rev. Takamasa Yamamura and Mayor Kirk Caldwell came together to ring the Hiroshima Peace Bell.

Community Focus – Anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings Commemorated

The 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were commemorated last month with two peace ceremonies on their respective anniversary dates. The bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, was remembered in a ceremony at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. Izumo Taisha Bishop Daiya Amano opened the program with a purification and....
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Okianawa Kucho Presentation

WHO/WHAT: Allison Yanagi-Sensei, an Okinawan kucho (upright fiddle) instructor, and her student, Yukiko Pierce, will present a public performance as part of their Apprentice Mentoring Grant. The grant program is part of the Hawai‘i...
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Community Focus – Little League World Champions Feted at Agu Ramen

Hawai‘i’s Little League Baseball World champions were guests of honor at a special dinner at Agu Ramen restaurant at Ala Moana Center on Sept. 24. Agu Ramen owner and president Hisashi Uehara hosted the championship team to congratulate the young champs. The ‘ukulele duo, Heart and Soul, also performed for the champs.
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Spotlight – Bamboo Ridge Turns 40 with a Book and a Bash

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen Chinen Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawai‘i’s go-to publisher for local literature, is celebrating its Big 4-0 with the release of a new volume of poetry, prose and art — and a birthday bash. First, the party. The “Not Pau Yet Party” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. in....

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