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Obon Celebration Performance By Hiromi Junta

WHO/WHAT: Japanese singer, songwriter and composer Hiromi Junta will present a performance of original compositions from her homeland, Tokunoshima, in the Amami archipelago near Okinawa. WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 6, at 7:15 p.m. at Lahaina Jodo Mission...
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Talk Story: Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHO/WHAT: A pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day “talk story” on themes common to the teachings of Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii...
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii...

Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. Free parking available on Jan. 1 at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union...
From left: Jacce Mikulanec, president and executive director of JCCH; Ken Hayashida, JCCH board chair; Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito; attorney Christine Kubota; Alan Oshima, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company; U.S. Rep. Ed Case; Chef Alan Wong; Lenn Sakata, former Major League Baseball player; Carole Hayashino, president emeritus of JCCH; and Coach Gerald Oda.

Community Focus – JCCH Annual Gala Honors Six

Jodie Chiemi Ching The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i held its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” gala on Saturday, June 23. Six honorees — Coach Gerald Oda and the 2018 Little League World Series Championship team, Lenn Sakata, Alan Oshima, Christine Kubota, Chef Alan Wong and Carole Hayashino — were recognized at the Hilton....
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Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony will mark the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The Rev. Daiya Amano of the Hawaii Izumo Taishakyo Mission will open the...
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“Tobe! Uta Sanshin” Benefit Event

WHO/WHAT: Afuso Ryu Ongaku Choichi Kai USA benefit to raise funds for its debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. The fundraiser will feature...
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“Kabuki in Hawaii 2019”

WHO/WHAT: “Kabuki in Hawaii 2019” will feature descendants of the legendary Nakamura family. Nakamura Shikan III and his three sons — Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke and Nakamura Utanosuke — will stage “Renjishi” and also...
Ceramic glass on display for UH-Manoa's 2018 Holiday Sale

UH-Manoa “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale”

WHO/WHAT: Wrap up your holiday shopping early with a work of art for everyone on your gift list at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s “Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale.” The works were made...
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“Proof of Loyalty”

WHO/WHAT: PBS Hawai‘i will rebroadcast “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii,” which premiered at the 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival. The film by documentarians Don Sellers and Lucy Ostrander...
The 2019 United Japanese Society of Hawaii Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai honorees are pictured with UJSH president Rev. Akihiro Okada (standing, far left) and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito (standing, far right). (Hawaii Hochi photo by Noriyoshi Kanaizumi)

Community Focus – UJSH Recognizes New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 24 new 80-year-olds at its annual “Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai” program on Sept. 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program is held in conjunction with the observance of “Keiro no Hi,” or “Respect for the Aged Day,” which is a national holiday....

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