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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2015 Cultural Grant Applications

Hui O Laulima, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting, perpetuating and preserving Okinawan culture, is currently accepting applications for its 2015 cultural grant program. The grants are open to groups and individuals who are...
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Fukushima Taiko Groups thank Hawai‘i with concert for Disaster Relief efforts

The Fukushima Taiko Union, comprised of over 50 drumming ensembles from the Japan prefecture of Fukushima, will present a Mahalo Concert at Lahaina Jodo Mission on Sunday, July 6, from 6-8 p.m. The concert, titled...

Bring On The Future!

It’s graduation season, and Läna‘i High and Elementary School recently held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014. This year, 37 proud seniors received their diplomas. Every weekend since graduation, Läna‘i City has...

Maui Matsuri: For The Sake Of The Keiki

“Dis wen happen long, long time ago in Japan,” she starts in a low voice as the sun begins to set over the West Maui Mountains. About 400 people from 8 to 80 years...

The Education Center — “To Inform and Transform”

Cornerstone. Crowning piece. Heart and soul. For the better part of three decades, that is how many envisioned what is now the Education Center at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui. The Education Center opened...

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

Entering 2014, only two people had served continuously on the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center board of directors since its formation in 1991. Now there is one. At the directors’ annual meeting in March, Leonard Oka resigned...

“Must Take Home” Maui Specialties

Each of our neighbor islands is unique in its own way, and so are their omiyage, those gifts — usually food — you bring home to share with family and friends. Maui’s goodies range...

“Picture Bride” — The Serialized Novel

Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy will take readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan to Hawai‘i in the picture bride era; the Islands...

Japanese Brazilians Facing New Challenges In Brazil

SAO PAULO — Japanese Brazilians, who are now a community of 16 million in Brazil, are facing mounting concerns, such as the aging of early immigrants from Japan and the education of their offspring. The...

Tökyö Finds New Business Under The Tracks

TÖKYÖ — Redevelopment projects utilizing space beneath elevated railway tracks have been springing up around Tökyö in recent years, giving a fresh image to areas that had previously been used for warehouses and parking...

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