Photo of From left: Roy Sakuma, Nelly Toyama-Baduria and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa conclude the 27th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service with their ‘ukulele rendition of “I Am What I Am.”

Community Focus – Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service Held

The light rain that fell over the 27th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service was like a blessing from the heavens. The service, which commemorated the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima,...
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Community Focus – Beiju Honorees To Be Recognized At East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai...

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the new year at its annual luncheon meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. People with ancestral roots in Hiroshima or who have an interest in Japan are encouraged to attend the luncheon and join the organization. President Tommy....
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Awards 2018 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima has awarded its 2018 cultural grants to 11 organizations, totaling $13,000. The nonprofit women’s organization, which is an active member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, awards grants annually to individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate the unique culture of Okinawa throughout Hawai‘i. Each awardee must demonstrate the potential to promote....
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“Island Breeze” in Concert

WHO/WHAT: “Island Breeze,” an all-star trio blending Hawaiian and Japanese instruments in a creatively inspiring and exciting style, will perform in concert for one night only. The trio consists of Jeff Peterson (Hawaiian slack key guitar),...
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Plantation Life from the Women’s Perspective

WHO/WHAT: Friends of the Library Kahuku and the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kahuku Public School and Library, with a historical talk story about the Kahuku Sugar...
Photo of guests at the Hatsudate Shiki, during a tea ceremony

Community Focus – Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawai‘i Holds First Tea of 2017

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the Seikokan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Jan. 15. Guests at the first ceremony included Tankokai president and former Hawai‘i governor George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean....
Children's Message of Peace Exhibit on February 1, 2018 at the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Clubhouse

Children’s Expression of Peace Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans, in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, will host an exhibit of Children’s Expressions of Peace. The exhibit is curated by Naomi Harata with assistance by...
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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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Community Focus – Correction

One person in the photo for the “Journeys to Wellness” story that was published in our Nov. 3, 2017, edition was erroneously identified as the Rev. Dr. Wally Fukunaga. The person should have been...
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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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