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Photo of Blue Planet Foundation board member Crystal Rose presents the organization’s 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige

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The Blue Planet Foundation presented its 2016 Honua Award to Gov. David Ige for his “exceptional leadership on clean energy.” The presentation was made...
Photo of Sarina Udd-Sensei, surrounded by her students and supporters

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Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai Hawaii Shibu, led by Sarina Udd-Sensei, will present its debut recital on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Kaimukï High School...
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World War II AJA soldiers, their families and supporters will come together on Sunday, Sept. 25, in separate services on O‘ahu and Maui to...
Photo of outgoing UJSH president Cyrus Tamashiro (right) presents the president’s gavel to his successor, Dean Asahina.

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The United Japanese Society of Hawaii installed its 2016-2017 officers on June 25 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Kenny Endo and Taiko...
Photo of the 2016 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients.

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Hui Makaala held its 47th scholarship fundraising fashion show luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 24. The show featured fashions...
Photo of "Herald Salutes" Dayna Matsumoto

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Central Pacific Bank recently announced personnel changes. Dayna Matsumoto has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects...
Photo of Second Annual Wahiawa War Memorial ceremony

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The Wahiawa Lions Club honored 21 World War II veterans from Wahiawä who died in combat and recognized their families at the Second Annual...
Photo of From left: Roy Sakuma, Nelly Toyama-Baduria and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa conclude the 27th Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service with their ‘ukulele rendition of “I Am What I Am.”

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The light rain that fell over the 27th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service was like a blessing from the heavens. The service, which...
Photo of Carole Hayashino (second from left) is pictured with JACL-Honolulu Chapter board members David Forman (far left), Alison Kunishige and Kent Mori Walther at the JACL national convention in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy JCCH)

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Carole Hayashino, president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, was honored by the national Japanese American Citizens League as one...
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The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its 12th Annual Inauguration and Generational Awards Luncheon in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village...

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