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The public is invited to celebrate Buddha’s birthday at the Hawai‘i Buddhist Council’s annual Hanamatsuri (Buddha Day) service. University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa emeritus...
Photo of Onoe Kikunobu Kai members (from left) Jordan Ragasa, Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) and Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) perform “Sambaso.”

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United Japanese Society of Hawaii president Dean Asahina (standing, far left) and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell with Imperial Decoration recipients (seated, from left)...
Group Photo of “Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito.

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Author and plantation era historian Barbara F. Kawakami will present a talk on her new book, “Picture Bride Stories,” on Saturday, April 1, at...
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Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2018 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities should take place during the 2018 January-December calendar...
Photo of Hooge Ryu Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy's annual New Year's party

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Teachers and students of Hooge Ryu Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy held their annual New Year’s party and a mini maizome dance performance...
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Hui O Laulima recently awarded $9,400 in cultural grants to 14 individuals and organizations. The nonprofit women’s organization is an active member of the...
Wreaths offered by government officials and community groups surround the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.

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‘Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro paid a musical tribute to the families of those who died aboard the Ehime Maru. Behind him is Earl...
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The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the new year at its annual luncheon meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the...
Photo of JWSF president-elect Cathy Iwai presents a check for $10,000 to Kuakini Foundation president Gary Kajiwara for Kuakini Home

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The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed 2017 — “the Year of the Rooster” — with its annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) at Natsunoya Tea...
Photo of guests at the Hatsudate Shiki, during a tea ceremony

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The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the...

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