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Wreaths offered by government officials and community groups surround the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.

Spotlight – Ehime Maru 17th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony Observed

Sixteen years ago, the USS Greeneville, a nuclear-powered submarine practicing a high-speed surfacing maneuver off O‘ahu’s south shore, struck the Ehime Maru, an Uwajima Fisheries High School training ship from Ehime, Japan, puncturing a...
Photo of the 2016 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 47th scholarship fundraising fashion show luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 24. The show featured fashions by three design groups — Dolkii, by sisters Shaiyanne Dar...

JCCH Honors Five At 2016 Gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals and groups at its “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 25. Kenny Endo...

Spotlight – A Magnificent Man And His Flying Machine

The descendants of Shigeru and Soyo Serikaku, joined by about 200 of their relatives and friends, gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria in Mäpunapuna on April 24 to remember and celebrate the issei adventurer “taking flight”...

Project Dana, Jolene Kim Gerell Receive Ho‘omenemene Award

The Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii presented its 2016 Ho‘omenemene Award to Project Dana and the late Jolene Kim Gerell at its awards banquet on May 1 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The dinner...

Second Daniel K. Inoyue Lecture Weighs Civil Liberties And National Security

Karleen C. Chinen On April 19, two former members of the United States Congress who met more than 70 years ago on opposites sides of a relocation camp barbed wire fence in Wyoming shared the...

Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Commemorates Fifth Anniversary Of Tohoku Disaster

The fifth anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, was remembered in Honolulu with a program and reception at the residence of the Consul...

Five Honored As Living Treasures By Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii

The 41st annual Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ program, initiated by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held on Feb. 13 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. The program, modeled after the National...

Yuko O’Reilly Presented Foreign Minister’s Commendation

Yuko O’Reilly was presented the Foreign Minister’s commendation in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Feb. 11 presentation was made by Consul General Yasushi Misawa at the...

Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 16 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The “Uchinanchu of the Year”...

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