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United Japanese Society Celebrates Arrival Of 2015

About 200 United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and friends attended the organization’s annual shinnen enkai on Jan. 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program began with the observance...
Group photo of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2016-2017 Kenjin Kai Outstanding Members honorees.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Installs Sheree Tamura as 2017-2018 President

The 2017-2018 officers and directors of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii were installed on June 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Two celebratory dances were performed at the start of the...
Bishop Daiya Amano (right) of the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii purified and blessed the Hiroshima Peace Bell and those in attendance at the annual commemoration and peace service.

Izumo Taishakyo Hosts Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service

The 28th annual Hiroshima peace ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima was held on Aug. 7 at the peace bell fronting Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. The bell is...
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Community Focus – Japanese Language Taught at UH-Manoa Outreach College

The UH Mänoa Outreach College is offering classes in Japanese language for three levels of learning: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The classes (10 classes per season) are held three times a year (spring/summer/fall). Classes will...

JCCH Resource Center Gets A Facelift And A New Name: Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

With teru-teru bozu hanging from the branches of trees in the courtyard, hoping to fend off a threatening downpour, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i blessed and rededicated its resource center as the Tokioka...

University Of Hawai‘i Honors WWII’s Varsity Victory Volunteers

Four veterans of the World War II volunteer labor battalion known as the Varsity Victory Volunteers were honored by the University of Hawai‘i in a simple ceremony on Feb. 26. The event, which was...

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...
The 2017 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients were recognized at the scholarship fashion show luncheon. They are from left: Briana Campbell, Nikki Chinen, David-John Fernandez, Treyson Furuta, Emma Kojima, Cheyne Tanoue, Kiaria Zoi Nakamura and Dane Yamashiro. Pictured with them is Hui Makaala president Clayton Uza (far right). Not pictured: Sydney Tsukenjo.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 48th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The show featured fashions by three Hawai‘i designers — Allison Izu, Janice...

Bunka No Hi — Japanese Culture Day — To Be Celebrated Nov. 14 In...

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold its biennial Japanese Culture Day, or Bunka No Hi, on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Sangha Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the...
Group photo (front row, from left): David Arakawa, Randy Kuba, Dexter Teruya, Mark Higa (performance chair) and Sandra Goya.

Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai 20th Anniversary Performance Set for May 21

When Frances Nakachi moved to Hawai‘i from Okinawa in 1986, she said she found herself feeling at home in the Okinawan community. Everyone seemed like ‘ohana, or as they say in Okinawa, Ichariba chödë...

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