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Kazuo Yamane uses his bunk to study at the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage, Minn. (Photos courtesy Yamane family)

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SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen C. Chinen
Photo of Cyndi Osajima

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Cyndi Osajima was named executive director of Project Dana, a volunteer caregiving project for the frail elderly and disabled in Hawai‘i. Her appointment was...
Guests joined in a bon dance led by members of the Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai.

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Hilo’s Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold its biennial Japanese Culture Day, or “Bunka No Hi,” on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Sangha...
Rev. Akihiro Okada presents a tamagushi to UJSH president Sheree Tamura. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

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The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Tsukimi no Kai, or moon viewing celebration, on Oct. 5 at Café Waiola on the...
Bishop Daiya Amano (right) of the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii purified and blessed the Hiroshima Peace Bell and those in attendance at the annual commemoration and peace service.

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The 28th annual Hiroshima peace ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima was held on Aug. 7 at the...
Scott Harada, representing Marian Harada Enterprises, Inc. accepted the 2017 HJCC Generational Award, which was presented by immediate past president Dave Erdman (left) and Gov. David Ige.

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Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 19 for the organization’s 13th Annual Inauguration and...
Ministers of the Hawaii Buddhist Council gathered for a group photo with the taiko drum following the obon service.

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A special obon service was held at Honouliuli National Monument to celebrate the finding of a taiko drum earlier this year at the Nichiren Mission...
The 2017 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients were recognized at the scholarship fashion show luncheon. They are from left: Briana Campbell, Nikki Chinen, David-John Fernandez, Treyson Furuta, Emma Kojima, Cheyne Tanoue, Kiaria Zoi Nakamura and Dane Yamashiro. Pictured with them is Hui Makaala president Clayton Uza (far right). Not pictured: Sydney Tsukenjo.

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Ann Suzuki Ching (left), 1965 Cherry Blossom queen, and current queen Heather Omori model outfits by designer Allison Izu. Hui Makaala held its 48th...
Photo of a house being damaged by typhoon Nanmadol devastated homes and businesses in Fukuoka.

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The Hawai‘i Fukuoka Kenjin Kai has launched a monetary relief drive to aid residents of Fukuoka, Japan, after the prefecture was devastated by flooding,...
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The UH Mänoa Outreach College is offering classes in Japanese language for three levels of learning: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The classes (10 classes...

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