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Photo of Romi Beppu at the entrance to her new studio.

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Romi Beppu starts warm-up exercise with her students. Principal Dancer Romi Beppu is Training the Next Generation of Principal Dancers Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The...
Image of 2017 Okinawan Festival flyer

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Okinawan Festival Returning to Kapi‘olani Park Labor Day Weekend After cancelling last year’s Okinawan Festival just days before the signature summer event was set to...
Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts will perform at 9:50 am on Sunday (Photo courtesy HOCA)

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho...
Photo of Lion Dance at the Okinawan Festival

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The Okinawan Festival’s Cultural Tent is a great place to spend several hours of your time at the festival expanding your knowledge of Okinawan...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Jennifer Keiko Ezaki Jennifer Exaki Parents: Bruce and Laura Ezaki High School: Our Redeemer Lutheran, 2009 College/Degree/Year: Biola University, bachelor’s degree in communication, 2013; University of Hawai‘i...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Lori Satoki Kim Lori Kim Parents: Eric and Karen Kim High School: Pacific Buddhist Academy, 2007 College/Degree/Year: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in business administration...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Kaelyn Sachiko Okuhata Kaelyn Okuhata Parents: Kevin and Lori Okuhata High School: King Kekaulike High School (Hawai‘i Island), 2012 College/Degree/Year: Chapman University, bachelor’s degree in business administration...
Photo of the three sister courts gathering for a group photo while attending the 76th Nisei Week coronation in Los Angeles.

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64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court members are dressed in beautiful furisode kimono in Kyoto, Japan, while visiting Diamond Sponsor Watabe Wedding. Alexis Sayuri Okihara 64th...
Photo of the students visiting with Bishop Shugen Komagata of the Soto Mission of Hawaii at the main temple in Nu‘uanu

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Soto Mission of Hawaii Hosts Ministers’ Children from Japan Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Byodo-in at the Valley of the Temples in Käne‘ohe...
Image of Phoebe McNally's Nengajo

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The artwork on the following pages are the winning entries of the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest for students taking Japanese...

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