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Back-To-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmagu will provide a blessing for educators and students of all ages so that they may enjoy learning and take delight in new discoveries and persevere 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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Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale

WHO/WHAT: Five local orchid clubs will showcase their best booms at the 64th annual Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale. Besides the blooming orchids, there will be educational displays on invasive species, cactus and...
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“Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories”

WHO/WHAT: Two films about life after the 2011 Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The first film, “Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san,” tells the struggles of Akio Inomata, a bear hunter, who...
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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...

Community Focus – Faye Shigemura Installed as 2018-19 UJSH President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii installed its 2018-19 officers and directors on June 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The program began with the observance of a moment of silence in memory of deceased members, particularly longtime UJSH members Roy Tominaga, who served as 2007-08 president, and Joseph Muratsuchi. Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard....
Jubilant Ginoza Sonjin Kai members and their “cousins” from Ginoza Son take a big “family” photo.

Community Focus – Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Members of the Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai celebrated the 70th anniversary of their club’s formation in 1948 by reconnecting with their Ginoza “cousins” in Okinawa at two events last November — a music and dance performance at the Hawaii Okinawa Center and a festive party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The Nov. 29....
Front row, left to right: Yoshiko Higa Kaneshiro, Edith Toshiko Kawakami Tan, Janet Toyama, Shirley Miyahira, Nancy Yeda, Judith Tibayan, Yaeko Miyahira, Carol Koga, Kazuko Tarumi, Betty Honbo, Dorothy Nakamura and Dorine Ichikawa. Back row, left to right: Masako Ito, Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Michiko Hachida, Caroline Nakamura, Richard Mitsuharu Wakida, Rosalind Nakama, Sachiko Jane Nakamura, Robert Makiyama, Richard Fukuhara, Ed Honbo and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. (Not pictured: Grace Carmichael (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

Community Focus – UJSH Honors 21 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 21 new octogenarians with a party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Sept. 22. The new 80-year-olds were born in 1938. They were treated to a buffet lunch and a program of music and dance. Chinagu Eisa opened the program with the energy-packed....
“No-No Boy” duo is made up of Julian Saporiti (left) and Erin Aoyama.

“No-No Boy” Free Concert

WHO/WHAT: A multimedia music concert by “No-No Boy,” a musical duo made up of Brown University grad students Erin Aoyama and Julian Saporiti. “No-No Boy” shines the light on Asian American experiences, including the...
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Rhythm Summit in Concert

WHO/WHAT: RHYTHM SUMMIT, a unique collaboration made possible by the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts in 2008, brings together the artistry and musicality of world-class artists — Kenny Endo (taiko, bamboo...

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