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Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Concerts

WHO/WHAT: The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Tochigi Prefecture will present four public concerts in Honolulu during its 28th goodwill visit. The choir, which is directed by its founder, Professor Hirotaka Arai, has the...
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Set For Aug....

In The Hawai‘i Herald’s May 17 edition featuring the statewide bon dance schedule, we inadvertently failed to include information on Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission’s obon activities. Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold its bon dance on Saturday, Aug. 10, at its temple at 216 Mohouli St.
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Woman’s Association Plans Garage Sale

The Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association will hold its annual “Super Garage Sale” on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. BWA members will be out in force, selling a truckload of items donated by church members and friends.
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UH Center for Japanese Studies Seminar Series

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i Center for Japanese Studies presents “Two Centuries of Language and Cultural Contact on the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands,” featuring a talk by Dr. Daniel Long, professor of Japanese linguistics at...
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Hawaii Island Community Focus – JCAH Honors Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two multigenerational Big Island businesses — Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture — at its annual Nikkei Kigyo Awards banquet on May 10 at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. The two longtime Nikkei businesses are now run by Sansei and Gosei family members.
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Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Garage Sale Extravaganza

WHO/WHAT: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold a garage sale fundraiser with sushi, baked goods, pickled vegetables, andagi, nishime, rummage items, hardware, and plants and produce, all for sale. Proceeds benefit the temple. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...
Poster for screening 'And Then They Came for Us' - a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment

“And Then They Came for Us” Screening

WHO/WHAT: The screening of “And Then They Came for Us,” a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment are...
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“Echos of Uchina Deeku (Taiko) in Hawaii”

WHO/WHAT: Mitsufumi Ryu Taiko celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hawai‘i with an Okinawan taiko performance. Master instructor Terry Higa-Sensei has led Mitsufumi Taiko Kai of Hawaii since 1990. The performance also celebrates the auspicious...
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The “Japanese Turn” in U.S. Fine Dining

WHO/WHAT: Pomona College history professor and Kailua native Dr. Samuel Yamashita talks about the marriage of French and Japanese cuisine. The movement began in the 1970s when Japanese chefs began training with nouvelle cuisine...
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“Serendipity and Sociology”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology will present “Serendipity and Sociology: Five Decades of Studying Japanese Society,” a retirement lecture by Dr. Patricia Steinhoff,...

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