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UH “Kids First! Film Festival”

WHO/WHAT: The highly anticipated UH Manoa “KIDS FIRST! Film Festival” enters its 11th summer, with 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age. WHEN/WHERE: Sundays,...
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Kahilu Quintet: A Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble

WHO/WHAT: The Kahilu Quintet will make its Honolulu debut in this one-night-only concert. The ensemble was formed in celebration of Kenny Endo’s 40th anniversary tour (2015-16). It consists of Kenny Endo (taiko set, odaiko);...
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Temari Workshops and Demonstrations at Hawaii Japanese Center

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will present workshops and demonstrations featuring several TEMARI-affiliated artists on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The program is supported by the Joyce Wright Visiting Artist Program. The...
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Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai 20th Anniversary Performance Set for May 21

When Frances Nakachi moved to Hawai‘i from Okinawa in 1986, she said she found herself feeling at home in the Okinawan community. Everyone seemed like ‘ohana, or as they say in Okinawa, Ichariba chödë — “Once we meet, we are family.” So she took her passion for Okinawan dance and created a school that celebrates....
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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 enriching the community in Hawai‘i were: Bishop Ryokan Ara of the Tendai Mission of Hawaii, businesswoman and Hawaiian rights advocate Beatrice....
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MIS Veterans Club Installs 2017 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2017 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 26. The Military Intelligence Service veterans, most of whom are now in their 90s, played valuable combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific theater during World War II. However, because they were sworn....
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SHUFU Society of Hawaii Installs Officers at Annual Meeting

Members of the Shufu Society of Hawaii and their guests gathered at the Waialae Country Club on March 19 for the group’s 51st Annual Meeting and Installation Luncheon. The Shufu Society of Hawaii strives to “promote better understanding of the merging of east and west cultures in Hawaii.” Members, most of whom are originally from....
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Herald Salutes

Reyna Kaneko has been named president of the Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i. She succeeds Lenny Yajima, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Kaneko comes to JASH after having spent more than a decade with the Girls Scouts of Hawai‘i, where she was its chief operating officer since 2014. Kaneko also focused on the leadership, development....
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Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...
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17th Annual Maui Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese culture will be spotlighted at the 17th annual Maui Matsuri, presented by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, with major support by the County of Maui, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Island Honda,...

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