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Bulletin Board – Update

Due to the cancellation of just about every event in the state due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Herald decided to temporarily repurpose this Bulletin Board page into a recipe page with the...
Hawai‘i’s “Day of Remembrance” program featured speakers (from left) Bill Kaneko, Susan Arnett, Jacce Mikulanec and April Tahara Carvalho. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)

Spotlight – Internment Remembered

Karleen C. Chinen About 150 people spent their Feb. 22 morning learning about why an injustice from 78 years ago is as relevant today as it was in 1942. The gathering place was the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i where a “Day of Remembrance” program organized by JCCH and the Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League....
Dr. Jon Matsuoka (far left) with Living Treasures of Hawai‘i Committee members (from left): JoAnn Yosemori, Cecilia Lindo, Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Cindy Alm, Jill Kuramoto and Jonathan Johnson. (Photo by Debbie Kubota)

In Our Community – Honpa Hongwanji Inducts 2020 Living Treasures

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COVID 19 Notice for Bulletin Board Events:

Due to the fast-changing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, other than live stream events, all events are subject to postponement or cancellation at the last minute. Please contact the sponsoring organizations of the following event...
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Call for Scholarship Applicants

WHO/WHAT: The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai is currently accepting applicants for up to two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to begin their post high school education this fall. Applicants must be...
Hawaii Buddhist Council live streaming its annual Buddha Day Service due to COVID 19

Live Stream: HBC Buddha Day Service

WHO/WHAT: This year the Hawaii Buddhist Council will live stream its annual Buddha Day Service due to COVID-19 concerns. Buddah Day, or Hanamatsuri, commemorates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in the Lumbini Garden. Services...
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Hawaii Mother’s Milk 20th Annual Brunch

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Mothers’ Milk, Inc. will hold its 20th annual brunch and silent auction themed “Celebrating Family.” “For 45 years, HMMI’s mission has been to support and encourage Hawai‘i moms and babies in their...
Misako Ito sips tea prepared by Omotesenke tea sensei from Kyöto, Masaki Kimura-Soshö and Hiroyuki Sugata-Sensei. Seated beside her are Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihe‘e.

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Holds Hatsugama Tea Ceremony

The Omotesenke Domonkai held a Hatsugama tea ceremony in the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi on Feb. 15. The ceremony commemorated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaiʻi branch.
Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, who served as the installing officer, is pictured with the 2020 officers and directors.

Community Focus – Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

Close to 100 Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members came together at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Feb. 16 for the organization’s annual general meeting and New Year’s party. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean; Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and his wife Misako; and, from Tökyö,....
Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito welcomes guests to the first birthday reception of the Reiwa Era for Emperor Naruhito.

Community Focus – The Consul General of Japan Holds Emperor’s Birthday Reception

On the evening of Feb. 20, the first birthday reception of the Reiwa Era for Emperor Naruhito was held at the Nu‘uanu residence of Koichi Ito, consul general of Japan. Three hundred eighty guests enjoyed the festivities on the lawn. They were welcomed by live music performed by the Hawaii Gagaku Society and Royal Hawaiian....

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