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“Taiko Dance & Drum: Hana Hou!”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific, present “Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!” This production is...
Scott Harada, representing Marian Harada Enterprises, Inc. accepted the 2017 HJCC Generational Award, which was presented by immediate past president Dave Erdman (left) and Gov. David Ige.

HJCC Installs Officers and Presents Generational Award

Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 19 for the organization’s 13th Annual Inauguration and Generational Award Luncheon. Brian Nishida, president and CEO of Step Stone...
Promo ad for celebrating Sanki's (Japanese Goods Retailer) 5th Anniversary in Hawaii

“Kikaida and Friends” Celebrate with Sanki

WHO/WHAT:  JN Productions, Inc. and Generation Kikaida partner with Japanese goods retailer Sanki, to celebrate Sanki’s fifth anniversary in Hawai‘i. Kikaida, Hakaida, and scary monsters will be available for free picture-taking, and Ban Daisuke, star...
The 1968 first intern graduating class of “The Postgraduate Medical Training Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Okinawa Central Hospital.” (Photo courtesy UH JABSOM and Chubu Hospital)

UH-CHUBU Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration

WHO/WHAT: In 1967, the University of Hawai‘i and Chubu Hospital in Okinawa entered into a partnership at the request of the U.S. Army and the U.S. State Department. UH students were recruited to take...
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Manoa Valley Church’s 47th Harvest Fair

WHO/WHAT: Manoa Valley Church (United Church of Christ) presents its 47th Harvest Fair with proceeds earmarked for church facility maintenance and renovations. New attractions this year are a silent auction and keiki talent show. Shoppers...
Photo of children visiting for Jusan Mairi blessing (celebrating passage of children into middle childhood) Photo courtesy Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazifu Tenmangu

Shichigosan and Jusan Mairi Blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles celebrating the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages 3,...
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“War, Languages, and Un/Intended Consequences: From Diderot to After World War II”

WHO/WHAT: Japan Studies librarian Tokiko Bazzell will speak on these topics relating to war in this second installment of “Treasures at UH Hamilton Library,” an educational initiative aimed at showcasing Hamilton Library’s special collections,...
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...

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