Rotary Club of Hilo president Steve Handy (far left) presents the $20,000 check from the Rotary Club of Hiroshima South in Japan to Pahoa Sunset Rotary Club president Ron Cutler (fourth from left). Handy was joined by Rotary Club of Hilo members (from left) Mitchell Dodo, Ed Hara, Newton Chu, Naomi Menor and Russell Oda, all of whom, except for Menor, are Rotary Club of Hilo past presidents. (Photo courtesy Ed Hara)

Community Focus – Rotary Club of Hiroshima South Donates $20,000 to Puna Relief Fund

The Rotary Club of Hiroshima South in Japan presented a $20,000 check to its sister club in Hawai‘i, the Rotary Club of Hilo, to support the Puna relief efforts resulting from the ongoing Kïlauea...
HHKK member Dorothy Chihoko Nakamura (center), who turns 80 this year, was introduced and recognized by president Wayne Miyao and advisor Ken Saiki. Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Yu Nakajo, Hatsumi Morita (left) and Kaori Mihara joined Miyao and Saiki in celebrating Nakamura’s milestone.

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 11 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The thunderous taiko sounds of Dragon Beat opened the...
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Community Focus – Bon Dances Schedule Corrections

The following are corrections to the Bon dance schedule that was published in the May 18, 2018, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald. We apologize for any inconvenience the errors may have caused. BIG ISLAND • July...
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Community Focus – Hawaii Plantation Village to Host Preserved Food Section

Living on Hawai‘i’s sugar and pineapple plantations meant never wasting food or other valuables. With that in mind, Hawaii’s Plantation Village will hold a special session on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to...
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i presented by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as part of the Gannenmono 150th...
Artwork featuring Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawaii, Paving the Road to Hawaii-Japan Peace and Friendship

“The Gannenmono: Their Journey to Hawaii Exhibition”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawai‘i State Archives and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i present a one-day-only exhibition of primary documents from the State Archives’ collection. The documents tell the story of the first organized immigrants...
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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...
Matsugoro Kuwata, one of the 149 Gannenmono who arrived in Hawai‘i in 1868, married a Hawaiian woman named Meleana. In this circa 1899 photo, they are pictured with their six children.

Spotlight – Gannenmono Calendar of Events

Editor’s note: Next week promises to be a busy one, with a number of events commemorating the arrival in Hawai‘i of the first organized group of 149 immigrants from Japan — the Gannenmono, or...
The 2018 “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” — (from left): Mary Jo Freshley; Hailama Farden; Gordon “Umi” Kai; Nelson Higa, representing his father Takejiro Higa; and Dr. Mitchell Eli. (Photo by Alan Kubota)

Community Focus – Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honors Five “Living Treasures of Hawaii”

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recognized five individuals for demonstrating excellence and high standards of achievement in their respective fields at its “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” program on Feb. 10 at the Hilton...
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Chinowa For People and Pets

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu’s annual Chinowa blessing welcomes leashed or caged pets (and even a stuff toy animal to represent your pet) and people. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hawaii Kotohira...

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