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Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII 215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778 Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and Ofuda (Amulet) available for...

64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court Selected

Alexis Sayuri Okihara was selected the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen at the Festival Ball on March 26. Joining her on the court are First Princess Brittney Yasuko Kawahara, Princesses Ritsuko Sarah Tomari, Kristi...
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Spotlight – HUOA Honors Five With “Legacy Award”

SPOTLIGHT By Karleen C. Chinen Karleen C. Chinen The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented five individuals with its “Legacy Award” on Dec. 4 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured a silent auction as well as special entertainment honoring the five honorees. HUOA president Tom Yamamoto described....
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Central Pacific Bank recently announced personnel changes. Dayna Matsumoto has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial management, and reporting processes, including overseeing the...

Spotlight – A Magnificent Man And His Flying Machine

The descendants of Shigeru and Soyo Serikaku, joined by about 200 of their relatives and friends, gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria in Mäpunapuna on April 24 to remember and celebrate the issei adventurer “taking flight”...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs Officers

Members and guests of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 9 for the group’s annual general membership meeting and installation. Twelve new members were recognized during the general membership...
Photo of Carole Hayashino (second from left) is pictured with JACL-Honolulu Chapter board members David Forman (far left), Alison Kunishige and Kent Mori Walther at the JACL national convention in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy JCCH)

Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Carole Hayashino, president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, was honored by the national Japanese American Citizens League as one of its four Japanese American of the Biennium awardees at...
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Community Focus – Haleiwa Shingon Mission Annual Seminar

Haleiwa Shingon Mission presented its 21st Thanksgiving and Gratitude Seminar on Oct. 23. Emceed by Eleanor Nitta, the program opened with welcome remarks by James Sato, followed by a moment of silence for world peace...
Group photo of the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival queen contestants.

Community Focus – 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Contestants Introduced

The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival was officially launched on Jan. 8, with the 15 queen contestants introduced at the New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Kokoro, the Japanese word for heart, mind and spirit, is the theme for this year’s festival. “Kokoro embodies the spirit of the Cherry Blossom Festival....
Photo of Blue Planet Foundation board member Crystal Rose presents the organization’s 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige

Community Focus – Blue Planet Foundation Recognizes Gov. Ige

The Blue Planet Foundation presented its 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige for his “exceptional leadership on clean energy.” The presentation was made at Blue Planet’s first fundraising gala, called the Blue Tie...

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