Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawai‘i Shibu, president Seichi Yagi (far left) with “Uta nu Hana” concert co-chairs Muriel Donnan, Grace Carmichael and Norman Kaneshiro.

Spotlight – Nomura-ryu Ongaku Kyo Ka 50th Anniversary Sanshin Concert Set For June 3

The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawaii Shibu, will be observed with the staging of an Okinawan sanshin concert, “Uta nu Hana,” on Saturday, June 3, at the...
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Community Focus – HJCC’s 72nd Shinnen Enkai Features Secret Star

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arrival of the “Year of the Rooster” at its 72nd annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). The Jan. 6 event at the Japanese Cultural Center of...
Group Photo of “Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito.

Barbara Kawakami To Speak On “Picture Bride Stories” at Hawai‘i Japanese Center in Hilo

Author and plantation era historian Barbara F. Kawakami will present a talk on her new book, “Picture Bride Stories,” on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The...
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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honors Five As “Living Treasures”

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i inducted five more Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ at its 42nd annual program on Feb. 11 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Honored for their sustained contributions to...
Gov. David Ige greets the veterans waiting for their marching orders prior to the start of the banquet.

Community Focus – “Go For Broke” 442nd RCT Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Close to 600 people, including 44 World War II AJA veterans, turned out for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s 75th anniversary banquet on March 18 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The event, themed “Celebrating...
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The Hawaii Okinawan Restaurant Project Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: Organizers of the Hawaii Okinawan Restaurant Project documented over 325 restaurants in Hawai‘i that are owned by people of Okinawan ancestry. This remarkable story is being told in an exhibition sponsored by the...
The 2017 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients were recognized at the scholarship fashion show luncheon. They are from left: Briana Campbell, Nikki Chinen, David-John Fernandez, Treyson Furuta, Emma Kojima, Cheyne Tanoue, Kiaria Zoi Nakamura and Dane Yamashiro. Pictured with them is Hui Makaala president Clayton Uza (far right). Not pictured: Sydney Tsukenjo.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 48th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The show featured fashions by three Hawai‘i designers — Allison Izu, Janice...
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AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference

WHO/WHAT: AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others. This year’s conference will focus on how...

CENTURY-OLD SHINTO SHRINE AT HPV REDEDICATED

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org The ever so humble Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in a big way on May 4. The Shinto shrine was feted...

Military Intelligence Service Exhibit Opens At Hawaii Army Museum

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Fort DeRussy in Waikïkï recently opened “America’s Secret Weapon,” a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the...

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