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Kuakini Auxiliary members, Kuakini Health System administration team and Tendai Mission representatives in front of the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery following the May 30 memorial service. Bishop Ryokan Ara (in brown minister’s robe) of Tendai Mission of Hawaii and Gary Kajiwara (on Ara’s left), president/CEO of Kuakini, anchor the photo. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

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The Kuakini Auxiliary honored the memory of 141 former Issei residents of Kuakini Home on May 30 at the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial...
Colin Nakagawa of the Seaside Restaurant and Aqua Farm and his father, Susumu Nakagawa, with Roland Higashi and Ivan Nakano of JCAH.

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JCAH president Ivan Nakano (far left) and Nikkei Kigyo event chair Roland Higashi (far right) with Nikkei Kigyo honorees (from left) Larry Dodo,...
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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i would receive $155,812 in...
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The Wahiawa Lions Club will hold the third annual Wahiawa War Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, July 16, at 4 p.m. at the Wahiawä District...
The fashion show co-chairs with featured designers of “Kagirinaki Yume (Boundless Dreams),” the 37th fashion show presented by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. From left; Kensei Takeda, Cathy Iwai, Amos Kotomori, Suzette Lau Hee, Kini Zamora and Hiroko Dewitz.

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“Kagirinaki Yume (Boundless Dreams)” was the theme of the 37th fashion show presented by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation on May 6 at the...
Photo of Okinawa Performing Artists - Yamada Kazuko, Nakandakari Tetsuya, Hanashiro Sekichi

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The 85th anniversary of Kin Ryosho Sensei’s teaching of the art of Kumiwudui, also known as Kumi Odori, in Hawai‘i — and the 41st...
Group photo of Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai members and Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors - (seated, from left) Kathleen Kiyuna, Roy Shimamoto, Stanley Gono and Ken Kimura. Standing behind them (from left) are: recognition chair Ken Saiki, Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Kano Ishibashi and Momoko Fukuyama and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

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The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 12 at Natsunoya Tea House. Also in attendance was...
Photo of the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir members share their musical magic.

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Hakuoh University’s popular Handbell Choir returned to Honolulu in March to present two public concerts. The choir members, who ring seven octaves of handbells,...
Group photo of HUOA Sports Awards

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In one of his last duties as 2016 Hawaii United Okinawa Association president, Tom Yamamoto (far left) presented the HUOA’s 2016 sports awards...
Group photo (front row, from left): David Arakawa, Randy Kuba, Dexter Teruya, Mark Higa (performance chair) and Sandra Goya.

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Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojokeiki students always leave their audience with a smile. When Frances Nakachi moved to Hawai‘i from...

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