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Community Focus – Go Back to School in the COVID-19 Economy

Older teens or young adults sitting around your house, twiddling their thumbs or video-gaming non-stop, under the stay-at-home order? Or have you long hoped to pursue higher education but had to put it off because of work? Now is the time to prepare for the future, to follow that educational dream. Except for the University....
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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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HUOA: Uchinanchu No HI 2019

WHO/WHAT: “World Uchinanchu Day,” or “Uchinanchu no Hi,” celebrates all Okinawans and Okinawans-at-heart. Sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, this event will include a potluck dinner, games and musical “playshops.” Participants can learn...
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Plantation Life from the Women’s Perspective

WHO/WHAT: Friends of the Library Kahuku and the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kahuku Public School and Library, with a historical talk story about the Kahuku Sugar...
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Community Focus – Izumo Taisha Celebrates 113th Autumn Festival

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Photo of 2 wrapped gifts promoting upcoming Japanese Department Store Gift Wrapping Workshop

Japanese Department Store Gift Wrapping Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn how to wrap gifts the Japanese department store way in this hands-on workshop. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 27, 9-11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Ewa Ballroom on the 5th...
Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai’s proud new class of octogenarians (from left): Fumie Kitamura, George Kodama, Janette Nagao, Nancy Shimamoto, Lillian Uedoi and Shirley Yamada. Standing behind them are 80-year-old member recognition chair Kenneth Saiki (far left), “Japan’s Elvis” — Toki Toyokazu and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Community Focus – Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Celebrates New Year and Milestone Anniversary

Members of the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai welcomed the new year and also celebrated the 65th anniversary of the club’s establishment with a luncheon gathering on March 8 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. HHKK president Wayne Miyao welcomed the members and guests in attendance to the get-together. He said this year’s shinnen enkai....

Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
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Big Island Taiko Festival 2019

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Big Island Taiko Festival 2019. The festival will feature Taishoji Taiko, Puna Hongwanji Taiko Club, Kona Daifukuji Taiko Club and Ryukyukoku Matsuri...
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“Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin presents its annual “Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar featuring foods such as beef stew, fried noodles, sushi rolls, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice and baked goods. Other highlights:...

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