Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

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The HUOA recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Honored were:

• Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai: Ruth and Wayne Okubo;
• Aza Yogi Doshi Kai: Myles Nakasone;
• Bito Doshi Kai: Toshiko Nakasone;
• Chatan-Kadena Chojin Kai: Takeo and Sachiko Teruya;
• Club Motobu: Calvin and June Nakama;
• Gaza Yonagusuku Doshi Kai: Stanford Shiroma;
• Ginowan Shijin Kai: Shigemasa Tamanaha;
• Ginoza Sonjin Kai: Haruko Shimabukuro;
• Gushichan Sonjin Kai: Kumiko Yabe-Domingo;
• Gushikawa Shijin Kai: Kenneth Kamiya;
• Haebaru Club: Sally Arakaki;
• Haneji Club: Nobuko Kida;
• Hawaii Sashiki-Chinen Doshi Kai: Kiyo Itokazu;
• Hawaii Shuri-Naha Club: David Aka;
• Hui Alu, Inc.: Reid Hashisaka;
• Hui Makaala: Gale Arakaki Taira;
• Hui O Laulima: Mildred Tina Kaneshiro;
• Hui Okinawa: Taryn Hamamoto Yogi;
• Itoman Shijin Kai: Bert Uehara;
• Kin Chojin Kai: Carol Ginoza Chun;
• Kitanakagusuku Sonjin Kai: Ronald T. Oshiro;
• Kohala Okinawa Kenjin Kai: Jean Matsuda;
• Kuba Rosei Kai: Roy and Kristin Higa;
• Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai: Janet Miyahira;
• Nago Club: Sarina Udd;
• Nakagusuku Sonjin Kai: Harriet Kobashigawa and Sumiko Asato;
• Nishihara Chojin Kai: Lillian Hamasaki;
• Okinawa City-Goeku Son: George Shimabuku;
• Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii: Louise Tamashiro;
• Oroku Azajin Club: Seikichi “Chick” Takara;
• Osato Doshi Kai: Florence Furuto;
• Tamagusuku Club: Keiji and Amy Tsuhako;
• Tomigusuku Sonjin Kai: Tammy Namihira;
• Urasoe Shijin Kai: Yoshiko Oshiro;
• Wahiawa Okinawa Kyoyu Kai: Charijean Watanabe;
• Yomitan Club: Laura Ajimine and Gary Jitchaku;
• Yonashiro Chojin Kai: Konrad Ikei; and
• Young Okinawans of Hawaii: Dawn Ikei.

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