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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Community Focus – Higashi Honganji Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Higashi Hongwanji members from Japan and throughout Hawai‘i gathered in Honolulu on Nov. 5 and 6 to celebrate Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 100th anniversary in Hawai‘i. The milestone observance was centered around the...
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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”...
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...

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...
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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...
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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