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Fire & Rice Waikiki

WHO/WHAT: Join Eating House 1849 on a cultural journey celebrating 150 years of Japanese heritage in Hawai‘i. Executive Chef Randy Bangloy and the Eating House 1849 team will partner with award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi...
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JASH “Talk Story” with Misako Ito

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a lunchtime “talk story” with Misako Ito, wife of Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito. Mrs. Ito will speak about her cross-cultural experiences while living in China....
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Natsumero Charity Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will hold a charity concert to celebrate the completion of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. There will be performances by local karaoke singers and their teachers, as well as...
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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri.” The indoor bon dance is the last dance of the obon season. Traditional Okinawan numbers are combined with time-honored and contemporary...
Attendees at Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai’s 95th anniversary celebration signed messages of hope and aloha to the people of Fukushima on a Fukushima Prefecture flag.

Community Focus – Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Celebrates 95th Anniversary

The Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai celebrated its 95th anniversary with a festive gathering at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. The June 3 event started with a briefing by Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki on the prefecture’s progress and current challenges following the 2011 Töhöku earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster. Later, during the formal program,....
Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki presented made in Fukushima daruma (traditional Japanese doll symbolizing perseverance and good luck) to the three Hawai‘i Fukushima kenjinkai presidents (from left): Winston Towata of Hawaii-Shima Fukushima Kenjin Doshi Kai; Brian Moto of Maui Fukushima Kenjin Kai and Wallace Y. Watanabe of Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai.

Community Focus – “Hawaii for Hiroshima” Drive Launched to Aid Hiroshima Flooding Victims

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai has launched a public fundraising campaign to support victims of the recent torrential rains that devastated Hiroshima Prefecture. In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima and other western prefectures of Japan caused widespread flooding and landslides, claiming lives, injuring residents, and damaging homes and businesses. As of July 16, 101....
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“Rescuing the Lost Battalion – the Story Behind the ‘Heroes'” on PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i will screen “Rescuing the Lost Battalion — The Story Behind the ‘Heroes,’” an NHK documentary on the World War II rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” by AJA soldiers of the 100th...
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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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Nagasaki Commemoration For Peace

WHO/WHAT: The United Nations Association of Hawai‘i’s 25th annual “Nagasaki Commemoration for Peace” will remember the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The ceremony will include blessings and special messages by interfaith clergy...
Student Suzanne Oda (left) with Sachie Saigusa-Sensei after being presented her Intermediate-level certificate.

Community Focus – Sumie Society Celebrates Conclusion of 16th Annual Exhibition

Sachie Saigusa-Sensei and her Sumie Society of Hawaii students marked the conclusion of their 16th annual exhibition of Japanese brush paintings at Honolulu Hale with an awards luncheon on April 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. During the program, which was organized by the Makua Alii chapter, Saigusa-Sensei presented an Intermediate certificate of achievement to....

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