Photo of a scene from “Lost Boy” in The Leeward Theatre’s “Plantation Plays” series. (Photo courtesy The Leeward Theatre)

Plantation-Themed Plays To Be Staged at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

WHO/WHAT: The Leeward Theatre will present three newly commissioned plays as part of its children’s theatre season. “Plantation Plays” will feature works by local playwrights Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta. Ashley DeMoville, a...
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Bulletin Board – NVMC: “Internment: Stories from Maui”

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center presents its exhibit, “Internment: Stories from Maui” featuring stories, photos and history about Maui residents who were detained in camps on Maui and the U.S. mainland. On February 19,...
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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...
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Community Focus – The Show Aloha Challenge

The City and County of Honolulu has partnered with local restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations to carry out the “Show Aloha Challenge” initiative. It is a collaboration to deliver thousands of meals to küpuna for free. During Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s “stay-at-home” order, many homebound seniors will need more support with home meal deliveries. If they....
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Wine & Words Annual Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts, presents its annual Wine & Words fundraising event. It will be an evening packed with writers from Bamboo Ridge Issue #115, Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo...
JWSF president-elect Melanie Takahashi (far right) presents UH Culture Day program co-chairs Yuka Wada (far left) and Dr. Tomoko Iwai a grant check for $1,000.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Welcomes New Year

Members and guests of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation gathered at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 3 for the organization’s shinnen enkai (New Year’s party) luncheon. The day included traditional Japanese New Year’s foods, entertainment and fellowship. The bake sale table was covered with cookies, cupcakes, party mixes and other sweet treats, all available for....
Scott Harada, representing Marian Harada Enterprises, Inc. accepted the 2017 HJCC Generational Award, which was presented by immediate past president Dave Erdman (left) and Gov. David Ige.

HJCC Installs Officers and Presents Generational Award

Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 19 for the organization’s 13th Annual Inauguration and Generational Award Luncheon. Brian Nishida, president and CEO of Step Stone Business Development, was installed as president, taking over the reins of the 117-year-old organization from Dave Erdman. The 2017 Generational....
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Community Focus – Honolulu and Hokkaido Establish Sister State Ties

Hokkaidö Prefecture, Japan’s second-largest island, and the state of Hawai‘i are now sister-states. The signing of the sister-state relationship by Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige and Hokkaidö Gov. Harumi Takahashi was held May 8 at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. According to the agreement, the two states will engage in business, cultural and educational exchanges that....
Junior (Ku‘umakaonaona Bailon) and Bobo (Brandon Hagio) having fun playing marbles. (Courtesy Kumu Kahua Theatre)

“Da Beer Can Hat” – One More Show Added

WHO/WHAT: Another show is being added for “Da Beer Can Hat” after it sold out shows last weekend. Based on Darrell Lum’s original short story of Bobo, a mentally handicapped boy. Bobo’s abusive father...
Photo of the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Tochigi Prefecture

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Concerts

WHO/WHAT: The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Tochigi Prefecture will present four public concerts in Honolulu during its 28th goodwill visit. The choir, which is directed by its founder, Professor Hirotaka Arai, has the...

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