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PDF - Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i
september 2010 | VOL. 16, no. 5
Honoring our heritage. Embracing our diversity. Sharing our future.
Legacies is a bi-monthly publication of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i, 2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826
Kakushin no Tatsujin—
Masters of Innovation
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Honolulu, HI 96826
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Mission Statement:
To be a vibrant resource,
strengthening our diverse community
by educating present and
future generations in the evolving
Japanese American experience
in Hawai‘i. We do this through
relevant programming, meaningful
community service and
innovative partnerships that
enhance the understanding and
celebration of our heritage,
culture and love of the land.
To guide us in this work we draw
from the values found in our
Japanese American traditions and
the spirit of Aloha.
hat do an artist, an engineer, a
restaurateur, a fashion designer, and an
ukulele instructor all have in common?
They all define what it means to be Kakushin no
Tatsujin—Masters of Innovation.
an efficient structure,” said Hayashida. “A struc­tural
engineering system is the core or the skeleton that holds
up everything…our public duty is to make sure the
structures are safe and the occupants can use the building
to function within them.”
On September 25, the Japanese Cultural Center
of Hawai‘i will be honoring Satoru Abe, Ken
Hayashida, Dave “D.K.” Kodama, Anne Namba,
and Roy Sakuma in grand fashion at the 2010
Celebration of Leadership and Achievement Dinner.
Each honoree embodies brilliance in their artistry,
creativity, inspiration, vision and masterful
innovation. Their individual styles of leadership
and service to the community not only continue
to raise the bar in their respective fields but also
inspire people all around the world.
Hayashida donates a lot of his free
time giving back to the com­munity
and believes in making sacrifices to
help others succeed. “My uncle was
in the 442nd, one of the first groups
that went out. When he came back,
he helped my dad through school.
On my mother’s side she had three
brothers, they sacrificed and worked hard. None of them
went to college but they sent her to college. I can see it as
generations of sacrifice helping to make every generation
a little better,” Hayashida said.
Satoru Abe
He may not have always known what he wanted to do
in life, but Satoru Abe’s art pieces tell a different story.
“After graduating I had all these menial
jobs. That’s when I saw the light. The
light in the sense of what I’m going
to do with my life,” Abe said. “So I
decided I wanted to be an artist and
the rest is history. I told my parents
and they said okay and were all for it
but said be prepared to be poor.”
Abe moved to New York to study art and painting.
He painted professionally for years before he started
sculpting and continues to do both to this day.
He won numerous awards in recognition of his
accomplish­ments, including being honored as a
“Living Treasure” by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission
of Hawai‘i and being installed in the McKinley High
School Hall of Honor in 1988. The Contemporary
Museum in Honolulu held a Satoru Abe retrospective
commemorating his 50 years as a painter and sculptor
and in 2007 Abe received the Alfred Preis Award from
the Hawai‘i Arts Alliance.
Ken Hayashida
You may not always see it, but Ken Hayashida’s work
keeps you safe in many buildings, high­ways and bridges
that are critical to everyday life. “I enjoy coming up
with systems and with different ideas on how to make
In 2007, Hayashida won the Hawaii State Professional
Engineers Award for Engineer of the Year. His father,
Kazu Hayashida,
Celebration of Leadership
received the
and Achievement Dinner
same award
30 years before
Saturday, September 25, 5:30 pm
which was very
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
special to
& Spa, Coral Ballroom
Hayashida. But
despite Hayashida’s many talents, he credits his team
and loyal clients for his success. “In our company, the
main thing I focus on is teamwork. We all need to be
moving forward together and success takes care of itself,”
Hayashida said.
Dave “D.K.” Kodama
When Dave “D.K.” Kodama opened
his first restaurant on Maui 14 years
ago, he never imagined he would one
day own seven successful restaurants
on three different islands. His goal was
to have one restaurant and that’s all he
ever dreamed of. But Sansei Seafood
Restaurant & Sushi Bar quickly
became a well-known name in the industry.
“My sister came up with the name, and it made sense
because we are Sansei and the food is Japanese-based,
evolved and Americanized until what we got with my
gene­ration so it definitely made sense,” said Kodama.
(continued on page 5)
Dear JCCH ‘Ohana,
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Kanyaku Imin,
I would like to share with you something my mom wrote a few years ago.
“I have always felt a deep sense of gratitude towards the immigrants who
first came to Hawai‘i. I saw pictures of the shacks that they had to live in.
The work they had to do must have been unbearable. In spite of their misery,
they toiled so that their children could have a better life. I am especially
grateful to my grandparents because their sacrifices enabled them to send my
mother and father to both English and Japanese high schools. My father was
one of only six students who graduated from Hongwanji Japanese Language
School the first year. My mother was one of four women who graduated
during the second year.” —Lillian Noda Yajima, February 2007
With that, I have a chal­
lenge for you who are of
immigrant descent! Learn
something inte­resting about
a first generation member
of your family or any one
of your ancestors and share
this information with friends
and family over the next
two months. This could be
as simple as finding out the
name of the city or town they Circa 1900 (left to right) Alice, Eki, Kichi, and
came from or as ambitious as Yasuke Teshima
interviewing an older family
member who might have fascinating stories to tell. You could even initiate
the process for retrieving family registry documents from the country they
came from—if Japan, our Resource Center can help.
I asked my mom for more information about her Issei (first generation)
maternal grandmother, Eki Teshima. I was amazed at the amount of
information she has compiled over 60 years, and I am grateful she kept all
these family records to share with us.
Eki Kurauchi Teshima (born, Fukuoka, Japan, 1865-died, Honolulu, 1932)
came to Hawai‘i with her husband Yasuke in 1899 on the ship “Doric” and
settled in Wahiawa. Although their early years were a struggle, they became
independent pineapple growers in 1904 and eventually bought their own
plantation. Eki always believed in giving back to the community and when
Yasuke passed away, she cared for hospitalized, ailing and lonely Issei men
who had no family in Hawai‘i. Eki’s daughter, Alice (my mom’s mom) carried
on Eki’s legacy of caring for Hawai‘i’s kupuna by helping develop a care home
for women through the Japanese Women’s Society of Honolulu. My mom,
Lillian continues the legacy through her volunteerism at Kuakini’s longterm-care facility.
In my first two months as your board chair, I’ve already
had the opportunity to interact with such wonderful
individuals in our community. So many of you have
personally congratulated and thanked me for taking
a leadership role for our Cultural Center. I thank you
for your vote of confidence and look forward to serving
all of you. We all share a common bond and desire
to preserve our core values and teach our future generations how to deal
with adversity and the challenges of today. We have a sense of duty and
obligation to teach the ganbare (courage and determination) spirit to our
youth and help shape their value system. Our Nisei (second generation)
and Sansei (third generation) have worked hard to pass the “torch” to our
Yonsei (fourth generation) and Gosei (fifth generation) generations. Your
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i continues to play an integral part of
this ongoing transition.
That is why I am so excited about our upcoming Celebration of Leadership
and Achievement Dinner (CLAD) on September 25. Your Cultural Center
has the distinct honor of recognizing five individuals that have exemplified
that ganbare spirit throughout their lives—Satoru Abe, Ken Hayashida,
Dave “D.K.” Kodama, Anne Namba, and Roy Sakuma.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Satoru Abe graduated from McKinley High
School and shortly after developed his life long passion as an artist. Abe
stated on his web site, “Every day is a new adventure…art is a joy that
motivates.” I’ve been personally motivated by his beautiful pieces displayed
through­out the state and at several of our First Hawaiian Bank locations.
Have you ever wondered who inspects and ensures that all of the large
road signs over the freeway and bridges over our streams are safe and
structurally sound? Ken Hayashida formed KAI Hawaii in 1995, serving
as its principal and winning the prestigious Engineer of the Year award in
2007. Kenny and I have known each other since our high school days at
‘Iolani School and I am proud that we will be able to honor him.
Studying to be a civil engineer at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Dave
“D.K.” Kodama moved to Seattle to pursue a life long passion for food and
people. Quickly recognized by numerous culinary publications, Kodama
now operates seven world-class restaurants throughout the state. I had the
wonderful opportunity to meet with Sandy “Mom” Kodama several years
ago when D.K. catered a banquet for me. Mom Kodama was an inspiration
to anyone she met and her aloha continues with a scholarship for the
Leeward Community College Culinary Program.
Anne Namba started her business in 1989 at her parent’s home in Mānoa
Valley. She was born in Hawai‘i but spent a lot of her youth overseas in
Thailand and Iran. She specializes in creating one-of-a-kind garments
from vintage kimonos and obis and her Asian themes have become famous
throughout the world. Anne’s work has truly helped put the spotlight on
Hawai‘i in the eyes of the fashion world.
Roy Sakuma is Hawai‘i’s foremost ukulele teacher. A student of the famous
Ohta-san, Roy started his own studio in 1974 which has now branched out
to four studios across Oahu. Visit Sakuma’s website and watch a YouTube
clip on Sakuma’s student Nick Acosta. Nick’s accom­plishments through
Sakuma’s teachings will truly touch your heart.
I hope you will rise to my challenge, and reconnect with an elder relative
through your quest for information. If you are the first generation in America,
or of indigenous roots, then please share with your family some new
information about one of your ancestors.
All of our 2010 honorees have led inspiring lives and make us proud to be from
Hawai‘i. Our board of governors and staff are working hard to make this a very
memorable evening and I hope all of you will have an opportunity to attend
this year’s event and be touched by all of these outstanding individuals. They
all share our sense of duty and obligation to teach our future generations that
success comes from adversity, hard work, passion, a loving heart and humility.
Lenny Yajima Andrew
President & Executive Director
Curt Otaguro
Chairman of the Board
f riends
of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
volunteers COORDINATOR’S Message
Aloha Volunteers! September
in Japan brings with it some relief from the
hot, humid days of summer, as students
head back to their classrooms, and the long
days give way to long nights on Shubun no
Hi (Autumnal Equinox Day). In the last
couple months here at the Cultural Center
we bid farewell with many thanks to our
newest tomodachi, volunteers who spent
some of their summer vacation helping us
with various projects. We hope they enjoyed
their time with us and learned something
new. Mata okoshikudasai (Please come again)!
Heading into fall, many volunteers will
help with our hachimaki activity and infor­
mation table at the Okinawan Festival at
Kapiolani Park on September 4–5. On
October 2, we will join other groups in
Mō‘ili‘ili and McCully for a Community
Wide Clean-Up and Graffiti Paint-Out Day
sponsored by Totally Against Graffiti (T.A.G.)
Team and the Honolulu Police Department.
If you are interested in helping, please
contact me at (808) 945-7633 Ext. 35 or
email at [email protected]
Jenny Seki
Volunteers Coordinator
A big mahalo and otsukaresama deshita (you worked hard) to all of the
volunteers who helped make our first-ever One-Day Things Japanese Sale
a success! Mark your calendars for our next sale November 6–13!
She did not have a sample of her seaweed
cards to show us, but she described the
process in detail, adding that her son has
gone down to Waikiki Beach to gather
buckets of sea water for her. Her favorite
part is the unveiling, when you take off
the stacks of paper to see the pattern the
seaweed has formed on its own, sometimes
revealing tiny shrimp or other creatures
that had made a home in the seaweed.
1) Training/recruiting volunteers
2) Creative designer to help create activities
for children and our new “culture carts”
3) Cultural Day Camp which would be held
during the spring break of 2011
4) Day of Remembrance IV which will
be held on February 27, 2011
For more information or to sign up for a committee,
please contact Derrick Iwata at (808) 945-7633
Ext. 25 or email at [email protected]
Thank you to our many summer
and short-term volunteers!
Gift Shop/
Gallery Greeters
Jody Hasebe
Emily Hiroi
David Hokama
Remina Kakuta
Michelle Ota
Jessica Seki
Kellie Takenaka
Lisa Takeuchi
Joy Villanueva
Volunteer Spotlight:
Ann Berman
“It’s been exactly one year that I’ve been
(volunteering) here,” said volunteer recep­
tionist Ann Yamasaki Berman. A former
educator who was born and raised on
Kaua‘i, attended Michigan State University, and worked at Liberty House/
Macy’s, Ann keeps her hands busy
making intricate decorated eggs from real
egg shells and homemade cards, using washi
paper, fabric, oshibana (pressed flowers),
and amazingly, seaweed!
The Cultural Center recently received two grants,
the Education through Cultural and Historical
Organizations (ECHO) III grant for $44,000
and the Stern Foundation grant for $5,300
both of which will be used to strengthen and
broaden our educational programs. We are
currently looking for volunteers to serve on
working committees to help us in the areas of:
Office Assistants
Nicole Katekaru
Irene Oshiro
Megan Takasaki
Kent Uyehara
Jordan Yamashita
Grant Maeda
Special Projects
Christopher Buto
Special thanks to Morgan Machuta for
Ann proudly displays just some of the wonderful
crafts she enjoys making in her spare time.
the meaning of ‘Okage Sama De’ will
become very important to them and my
grandson.” Ann’s face lights up every time
she talks about her grandson, “Kyler keeps
me young and on my toes!”
Ann’s cheerful smile and demeanor always
provide a warm welcome as you first walk
into the Cultural Center office. She mentioned
that when she first decided to be a volunteer,
she thought that she would be working
“I am most thankful to be a volunteer at
(the Cultural Center) because of the wonder­ behind closed doors, out of sight. When
her son picked her up after her first day
ful people here. I love the exhibitions; the
as receptionist, he looked at her and said,
calli­g raphy exhibition by Ryuho Hamano
“Mom, you needed to be around people.”
became more meaningful when he talked
“I must have been glowing!” Ann reflects,
about it, and you’re standing among the
fabric and names of the people who came to smiling. “I am here only once a week, but it’s
Hawai‘i 125 years ago. My children are half so gratifying to know that in that short time
so many things get done and I’ve crossed
Japanese, one-quarter Russian, one-eighth
paths with so many nice people.”
Irish, one-eighth Dutch, so understanding
her 1-1/2 years of service as Office Assistant
(on Saturdays). We wish her well as she is now
off to college in New York!
Welcome to our new volunteers!
Jane Au, Receptionist
A.J. Bactista, Office Assistant
Mitch Harrington, Gallery Greeter
Kanae Kidaka, Resource Center
Fai Chun Lam, Gallery Helper
Alice Masuda, Gift Shop
Craig Morishige, Resource Center
Christine Nakamura, Resource Center
Ellen Okazaki, Resource Center and
Special Projects
Akane Shimoko, Receptionist
Mia Takada, Gallery Helper
Junko Tsuchiyama, Gallery Greeter
Mito Velazquez, Gallery Greeter
Sylvia Wee, Resource Center
Kaori Yanagisawa, Japanese-Speaking Docent/
Resource Center
Inside the
ooking for that special gift? Stop by the Cultural Center Gift Shop.
Books and DVDs make perfect gifts for any occasion. Artwork,
scarves, purses, vests, jackets, kimono, lacquer and ceramic wares
are but a few of the unique items available. Shopping at the Gift Shop
directly supports our educational programs and activities. Members
receive 10% off on all items!
featured book
Hanafuda Hawaii Style
Hand-crafted Kanzashi!
Reg. $20.00
The Gift Shop is now
carrying fabric
kanzashi (hair
by artist Atelier
Kanawa. Each
piece is unique
and colorful, so
stop by to find the
perfect accessory.
Each piece is
Eco-Sticks Restocked!
We have restocked our popular traveling
chopsticks. These elegant bamboo sticks
break down for easy traveling.
$15 for members until Nov. 13
Includes an instructional book for those who
have never played and a deck of Hanafuda
cards! Members can pick up this exciting gift
set for 25% OFF retail price
until November 13. After
this special, members will
continue to receive
their 10% discount,
so be sure to pick
up a set before
the sale ends.
featured DVD
The Wat Misaka Story
Reg. $25.00
$22.50 for members
A documentary film about Wat Misaka, the
first person of color to be drafted into what
is now the National Basketball Association
(NBA). A Nisei (second generation) who was
born, raised and still lives in Utah, Misaka
was the very first draft pick of the New York
Knicks in 1947. Overcoming the national
political climate during World War II, Misaka
was a star player for the University of Utah
1944 and 1947 championship teams, taking
two years off in between to serve in the U.S.
Army. His perseverance and loyalty to his
teammates, other Nisei friends (including
those interned
at Topaz) and
his family are
a testament to
the unflappable
Japanese American spirit.
Sunday, November 7–
Saturday, November 13
Community Gallery
The popular week-long Things Japanese
Sale will return November 7–13 to coincide
with the Temari Trash & Treasure Fair.
At the sale, you will once again find
great deals on unique Japanese items.
Members-only preview sale will be held
on November 6 starting at 10:00 am.
Sale opens to the general public on
November 7 and prices will be slashed
once again on November 13. For more
information, call the Cultural Center
at 945-7633.
Temari Trash &
Treasure Fair
Sunday, November 7
9:00 am, Manoa Grand Ballroom
8:00 am—JCCH/Temari Member Preview
Start your holiday shopping early at
the 29th Temari Trash & Treasure Fair!
This year’s event will once again be held
in Manoa Grand Ballroom and JCCH and
Temari members get in early before the
sale opens to the general public.
Find great gifts from select crafts and
one-of-a-kind items just in time for the
holidays. You don’t want to miss this
highly anticipated seasonal fair!
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
upcoming events
CLAD (continued on page 1)
Although Kodama’s culinary talents are
beyond extraordinary, he considers himself
more of a restaurateur than a chef. He
waited tables and bartended during college.
He knew if he ever wanted to own his own
restaurant, he would need to learn every
single position in the restaurant.
Kodama attributes much of his success to
working with the right people, but still gives
most of the credit to his wife Lori. “She is the
MVP of our team,” Kodama said. “If she gets
sick I’m in trouble. I would have to watch the
kids, watch the restau­rants. Forget it, I can’t
do it without her.”
Anne Namba
Anne Namba’s interest
in fashion started at the
young age of 12. “I was
like every little girl that
wants new clothes and
loved fashion,” Namba
said. “However I was the
second daughter so that
meant I got hand-me-downs and the only
way I was going to get new clothes was if
I designed them and sewed them myself.”
After attending the University of Hawai‘i,
her studies soon took her to the Fashion
Institute of Technology in New York. She
worked in New York and Los Angeles for
several years before returning home.
“When I first moved back to Hawai‘i, I worked
for a local company making island sportswear.
Then I got the idea that I wanted to do some­
thing a little more hands-on, something that
one person can do and have the advantage
over a large manu­­facturer,” said Namba.
“So I thought if I did something with kimonos
and one-of-a-kind pieces that would be a
better niche.”
Namba’s clientele includes Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Elizabeth Taylor, Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton, Sharon Stone, Tamilyn
Tomita and Kristi Yamaguchi to name a few.
Roy Sakuma
Life wasn’t always easy for Roy Sakuma.
He struggled through his youth and was even
kicked out of high school. He didn’t have much
options or opportunities. That is until he met
one special teacher that changed his life.
“I always had a fascination for the ukulele
but every time I tried to learn I would never
get anywhere because my friends would tell
me you just can’t do it,
so no one could actually
teach me how to play,”
Sakuma said. “It wasn‘t
until 1963 when I heard
the song ‘Sushi’ on the
radio and that was a song
recorded by Ohta-san…
and my friends saw an ad in the paper saying
that Ohta-san was giving ukulele lessons.
I went to see him and thankfully he said he
would teach me.”
Sakuma learned quickly through Ohta-san.
“He was a great mentor to me…I struggled
in school and not only did he teach me
to play the ukulele but he guided me on a
straighter path,” Sakuma said. Ohta-san also
gave Sakuma his first opportunity to teach.
At first Sakuma was petrified, but after the
very first class he knew teaching was what he
was meant to do.
Sakuma now owns four ukulele studios
across the island and just celebrated the 40th
anniver­sary of the popular Ukulele Festival
he founded.
Kakushin no Tatsujin—
Masters of
September 18–
October 30, 2010
Community Gallery
or the first time, we will be
showcasing this year’s
honorees in a special exhibi­
tion in the Community Gallery.
Experience firsthand why these
Japanese American trailblazers are
truly Masters of Innovation!
Special exhibition programs
with this year’s honorees will be
held in the Community Gallery.
Presentations will include:
Wood Carving with Satoru Abe
October 2, 2:00–4:00 pm
$15 (JCCH members)
$25 (non-members)
Talk Story with Roy Sakuma
October 9, 1:00-2:30 pm
ou won’t want to miss a chance
to honor these Japanese American
icons. The evening will once again be
highlighted with a fabulous dinner, silent
auction, and exciting performances by
Shinnyo-En’s taiko group and the students
from the Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios.
Hands-On Demonstration for Kids,
Taught by D.K. and His Kids
October 16, 2:00–3:30 pm
Individual seats are $175 ($109 tax deduc­
tible); $150 for JCCH members ($84 tax
deductible). Table sponsorships are also
available Bushi $2,000 ($1,432 tax deductible),
Daimyō $5,000 ($4,264 tax deductible), and
Shōgun $10,000 ($9,048 tax deductible).
With the exception of the wood
carving workshop, all programs are
free and open to the public. Space
is limited and reservations are
required for all presentations and
workshop. For reservations or more
infor­mation, please contact Christy
Takamune at 945-7633 Ext. 39 or
email at [email protected]
For updated information on these
events, visit www.jcch.com or
follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Every purchase of a Bushi, Daimyō, or Shōgun
table sponsorship will automatically be
entered to win two tickets on the Hawaiian
Airlines inaugural flight to Tokyo on
November 17. For more information,
to purchase seats or a table or to make a
donation to the silent auction, please contact
Rachel Sokugawa at 945-7633 Ext. 46 or
email [email protected]
Chat with Ken Hayashida
October 30, 2:00–3:30 pm
This exhibition is sponsored by Sekiya
of Fukuoka Hawai‘i Endowment Fund.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
upcoming events
No Shame!
Talking About the Gay/Lesbian/
Bisexual/Transgender Japanese
American Experience in Hawai‘i
Japanese American Social Issues
in Hawai‘i Series
Sunday, September 12, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Manoa Grand Ballroom
Join keynote speaker
George Takei and a panel
of local speakers for this
special program focusing
on the Japanese American
Transgender experience
in Hawai‘i.
This public discussion is
George Takei
timely and most relevant,
as part of the growing recognition of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues within
the Japanese American community and the
acknowledgement of the discrimination and
rejection that can occur daily within the family
and the larger Nikkei community. While much
of the struggle to end discrimination has been
in the political and religious realms, the heart
of the matter is one that involves family, friends,
and community. But, silence often surrounds
this issue within families, among friends, and
throughout our community. Breaking the silence
and having a public discussion opens the door
for light to shine through. We hope this event
alleviates the suffering of our LGBT members
by strengthening our families and building even
greater bonds within our community.
Panelists include Jo Chang, Micah Inoue, Kim Coco
Iwamoto, Camaron Miyamoto, and Rae Watanabe.
The panel will be moderated by Professor Christine
Yano from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Famed actor George Takei will deliver the keynote
address. Takei’s speech titled Embracing Change
will be followed by a brief question-and-answer
session. Best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in
the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek,
actor George Takei’s acting career spans more than
five decades. He and his family spent five years
during World War II incarcerated in American
concentration camps in Rohwer, Arkansas, and
Tule Lake, California. Takei is chairman emeritus
of the Japanese American National Museum, he
chairs the council of governors of East West Players,
the nation’s foremost Asian Pacific American
theater, and he is a member of the Human Rights
Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender political organization. An advocate
for marriage equality, Takei married his longtime
partner, Brad Altman, on September 14, 2008, at
the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American
National Museum in Los Angeles. Wedding guests
included Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
A Sansei (third generation) and mother of three
sons, Josephine (Jo) Chang is an advocate for gay,
lesbian, gender variant, and transgender persons,
their parents, and their families. The second
child of Bert and Vicky Kobayashi, Chang also is a
grandmother, retiree and community volunteer.
In her working career, she was a supervisor
with HMSA, a legislative auditor for the State
Auditor, a deputy attorney general, and a planner
and community advocate for immigrants and
low-income persons in the Office of Commu­nity
Services. Chang is one of the co-founders of
Da Moms, a support group for parents with gay,
lesbian, and transgender children.
Micah Inoue was born to a first-generation
Okinawan/Norwegian mother and a secondgeneration Japanese/Okinawan father. He is a
student at the University of Hawai‘i Hilo studying
psychology. He plans to attend graduate school
where he will focus on Marriage and Family
Therapy and continue his lifetime commitment
to not only speak but to listen. His long-term
goals include being a professor in the UH system,
where he hopes to give back by helping to shape
the young minds of tomorrow.
Kim Coco Iwamoto was born on Kaua‘i to Linda
Toshiko and Robert Iwamoto, Jr. Her grand­parents
founded Robert’s Hawaii. She earned a Juris
Doctor from the University of New Mexico School
of Law. Iwamoto is presently a member of the
Board of Education for the State of Hawai‘i. She
has a lifetime commitment to volunteerism and
community service.
Camaron Miyamoto is tenured faculty and
the coordinator of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender Student Services at the University
of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Miyamoto continues to
learn from his students at UH and is fueled by
the belief that we will create a better future
through compassion, education, and a steadfast
commitment to social justice. Miyamoto has
been published by the Princeton Review and the
University of Hawai‘i Press and has materials
reprinted by Duke University Press relating to
queer people of color.
Rae Watanabe is a fourth-generation rebel
who teaches English at Leeward Community
College. She has been out in the Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community
in Hawai‘i since the 1980s and has served on
the UH’s President’s Commission on the Status
of LGBTI Equality since its inception. Some years,
she has chaired or co-chaired this commission.
These days, she limits her volunteer work to
helping LGBTI Youth.
This program is made possible by Equality Hawai‘i
Foundation through generous grants from the
Gill Foundation and Hawai‘i People’s Fund; Honpa
Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i and the Japanese
American Citizens League–Honolulu Chapter.
Bamboo Ridge Press
Book Readings
Community Gallery
Saturday, September 18, 10:30 am
No Choice but to Follow by Jean
Yamasaki Toyama, Juliet S. Kono,
Ann Inoshita, and Christy Passion
Based on the traditional Japanese poetry
style known as renshi, four local poets
spent a year writing poems, each new poem
using the last line of the prior poem as its
title and written
within a week. The
combination book/CD
includes 48 poems,
commentaries on
the creative process
by each poet, and a
history of renshi.
The four poets will
read excerpts from
the book and will
hold an autograph session following
the event. The book/CD set is $18 for
JCCH members; $20 for non-members.
Saturday, October 16, 10:30 am
Anshū: Dark Sorrow, a novel by
Juliet S. Kono
Based on historical
events, Anshū is a
tale of passion and
human triumph in
the face of extra­
ordinary adversity,
spanning the cane
fields of Hawai‘i
and the devastation
in Hiroshima.
A pregnant, unmarried Hilo teenager,
Himiko Aoki, finds her Hawai‘i Japanese
American identity clashing with Japan’s
cultural norms when she is sent to live
with relatives in Tokyo in 1941 and becomes
trapped there with the outbreak of war.
When America drops the atomic bomb
on Hiroshima, Himiko finds herself adapting
in unexpected ways just to survive.
Kono will be available to sign copies of
this book as well. The book is $16.20 for
JCCH members; $18 for non-members.
125 Years in Hawai‘i: A Calligraphy
Exhibition by Ryuho Hamano July 10
Neil Takekawa, JCCH board of directors member,
purchases a persona­lized calligraphy t-shirt at the
125 Years exhibit opening. All proceeds from the
t-shirt sales benefit the Cultural Center.
engraved seal stamps express­ing Hamano’s
thoughts about this group.
Four public programs were presented in
conjunction with the exhibition including
Holehole Bushi: Song of the Canefields;
Reflections on 125 Years of Japanese Immi­
gration; Textured Lives: Barbara Kawakami,
Japanese Immigrant Clothing, and Picture
Bride Stories; and Seal Making and Calligra­
phy workshops with Hamano Sensei himself.
125 Years in Hawai‘i will close its doors on
September 3. The exhibit was co-organized with
the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu.
magine walking into a room with
wall-to-wall calligraphy of more than
a thousand names of families, who all
personally contri­buted to the founda­tion
of the Japanese American experience in
Hawai‘i. That’s what visitors experienced
when 125 Years in Hawai‘i: A Calligraphy
Exhibi­­tion by Ryuho Hamano opened to
an excited crowd on July 10.
Hamano, a renowned calligrapher from
Japan, touched by the sentiments of some
Japanese American students he taught
several years ago, dedicated his latest exhibit
to the 125th anniversary of the beginning
of large scale Japanese migration to Hawai‘i.
The exhibit featured calligraphy on 24 sheets
of cotton cloth with the family names of
the first wave of Japanese immigrants and
Dozens of attendees are among the first to view the
calligraphy exhibition at the grand opening on July 10.
One-Day Things Japanese Sale July 17
Antique bargain hunters came out in droves
to the first-ever One-Day Things Japanese
Sale on Saturday, July 17. Many were drawn
to the event that was a twist on the usual
week-long sale in the Community Gallery.
Shoppers lined up prior to the opening as
hundreds of Japanese antiques including
lacquer, art and fine china were marked
down. The Resource Center also did very
well selling books, LPs, and records.
A special prize wheel that included valuable
antiques from the Gift Shop was a big hit.
The $300 Hokkaido Bear and $50 serving
platter were quickly swept up by two lucky
shoppers at the sale.
The Gift Shop also debuted its new point card
for frequent shoppers. Those who filled up
a card at the sale not only received the oppor­
tunity for an added discount or special gift,
but an extra spin at the prize wheel as well.
Volunteers Janna Lau and Roshan Suehiro at the
prize wheel where many tried their luck for a handful
of valuable prizes from the Gift Shop.
Renowned calligrapher Ryuho Hamano also
paid a surprise return visit to the islands and
was gracious enough to once again write
personalized calligraphy t-shirts to benefit
the Cultural Center.
Shoppers browsed through loads of unique Japanese
items at the one-day event.
KanshaDonor List
Donations are from June 2010–July 2010
A & B Foundation
Sekiya of Fukuoka/
Hawaii Endowment Fund
UP TO $499
Carol S. Abe
Thomas T. & Linda Agawa
Raymond M. & Constance
S. Akase
Takashi & Dorothy M. Akimoto
Edwin S. & Elaine A. Aoki
Clarice K. Ching
Elroy J. Chun
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Frank M. & Carrie T. Fuchise
Taeko Jean Fujimura &
Danel Licari
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Dorothy Kawamoto
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Kenneth A. & Inez N. Koga
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Kathryn Lau
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Alice Matsuno
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Robert K. & Amy Mihara
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Gilda Miyashiro
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Joyce Y. Nakahara
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Lisa Ciriako
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Edward & Jane Oda
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Ellen Okazaki
Walter Okazaki
Caroline & Susumu Okihara
Norman M. & Gertrude M.
Betty Okuhara
Norman & Carolyn Osumi
Edith E. Ota
Glenn S. Oura
Robert M. & Alice K. Fujimoto
Priscilla Sadanaga
Jane T. Sagawa
Katsuji & Dorothy Sakuma
Jean S. Sasaki
Sara Sawada
Lisa Sekiya
Betty Y. Shirai
Edward S. & Jane H. Shiroma
Donald Y. & Haruko Shizumura
Lisa Shozuya, Nicholas &
Nicholas C.S. Salmas
Chizu Y. Stanley
Teizo & Dean Sumida
Patsy H. Suyat
Robert C. Tabije
Walter T. & Doris Taira
Janice Takada
James K. & Alice K. Takamoto
Robert F. & Jane F. Takane
Yasu & Yo Takehara
Nathan & Linda Takeuchi
Takiko Takiguchi
Tadashi & May Tamagawa
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Paul & Krist Tanaka
Raymond & Lorraine Tasaka
Gail Tom
Carol C. Tomioka
Kenneth M. Tsuji
Dawn & Peter Tsukazaki
Stan & Ruth Tsumoto
Hiroshi & Hideko Usami
Kimiko Uto
Muriel S. Uyema
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Jessie T. Nakayama
Samuel T. & Hideko Watanabe
Charles & Betsy M. Watarai
P. I. White
Ellen T. Yabusaki
Warren Yamamoto
Haruyuki Yamanaka
Glenn & Fern Yamane
Roy H. & Jane N. Yamashiroya
Allen T. Yamashita
Kenneth K. & Imi Yamashita
Burt S., Sherilyn F. &
Taryn Yamauchi
Hatsue Yanagida
Herbert Yanamura
Paul N. & Marlene Yasuda
Hiromu Yogi & Nora Yogi Lum
Wallace H. Yonemura
Geraldine York
Joyce Yoshida
Ronald M. & Toshie Yoshida
James & Marjorie Yuasa
In honor of Hiromi Peterson Susan Eichor (Donors)
In memory of Dr. Harry K.
Ishida - Richard H. & Mildred
D. Kosaki (Donors)
In memory of Dr. Harry K.
Ishida - Alfred K. & Ruth M.
Ono (Donors)
In memory of Irene Kaichi Alyce Sato Takami (Donors)
In memory of Paul T.
Nishimura - Emily E.
Nishimura (Donors)
In memory of Mr. Shigeo
Ushiro - Alyce Sato Takami
May Leiko Imamura-Uruu
Ken K. Hayashida
Wayne Muraoka
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Thomas T. & Linda Agawa
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Raymond M. & Constance S.
Takashi & Dorothy M. Akimoto
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David S. & Sharon Ansai
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Charles S. & Masako Aoto
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Big Island Candies Inc.
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Masato Fujii
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Danel Licari
Raymond Fujino
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Koichi Fukuda
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Lynn Fukumoto
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Claire Y. & Michael S.
Dave Kyoichi Furumizo
Harue Furumoto
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Karen Furuta
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Mari Galiher
Sueko Gushiken
Doris Hachida
Mitsuo & Tsuruye Hamasu
Yuriko Hananoki
Hanayagi Mitsutamae &
Hanayagi Mitsuai
Mike S. Hara
Susan Haramoto
Kazuo & Takako K. Hasegawa
Clyde T. Hashimoto
Lois K. Hashimoto &
Paul Fetherland
Florence S. Hata
Keiko Hatano
Richard & Jane Higa
Takejiro, Ruby, Nelson & Alton
George Y. & Jean A. Higaki
Norman & Elaine Higaki
R. Higashide
Peter K. Higuchi
Toshie T. Hihara
Theodine Hirai
James K. & Florence Y.
Robert & June Hirano
Jerry M. Hirata
Robert M. & Hazel Hirayama
and Kamie Matsukawa &
Randyn Rios
Pat & Betty Hironaga
Mabel Hirotsu
Milton T. Hiura & Carol Kato
Evelyn A. Honda
Ruth H. Honma
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Russell Hoota
Lila Ann S. Horio
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Ralph & Sandra Ichiyama
George & Amy Ige
Edith & Leonard K. Ihori
George K. & Carole Ikeda
Warren & Dorothy Imada
Teri Imai & Ryan Miyashiro*
Rodney T. & Amy E. Imamura
Henry H. & Evelyn H. Isara
Barbara Y. Ishida
Bruce T. Ishimoto
James & Elaine Isobe
Thomas & Chiye Itagaki
Masako Iwami
Tadayoshi & Grace Iwami
Ann C. Iwasa
Carol Iwasaki
Derrick S. & Mitchell Iwata
Samson T. Iwatani
K. Taniguchi Ltd.
June L.W. Kadomoto
Ben F. & Gail M. Kaito
Stanley & Sheri Kajioka
Ronald R. Kajiwara
Donald Kanagawa
David M. Kaneko
Steven S. & Myrna R.
Jane S. Kanno
Judy T. Kawabata
Barbara F. Kawakami
Dorothy Kawamoto
James J. Kawamoto
Clifford S. & Diane L. Kawana
Wilma M. Kawasaka
Craig, Cindy, Ashlyn & Robert
James I. & Muriel Kaya
Ira & Ellen Kazama
Elizabeth Kent
Edna Kimura
Roy & Katherine Kimura
Hide Kinoshita
Helen H. Kishi
Diane S. Kishimoto & Ken
Robert & Yoshi Kishinami
Mildred T. Kitagawa
Hifumi Kitayama
Roy & Emmy Kiyabu
Claire Y. Kiyama
Tom & Delmarie Klobe
Ann H. & Dale Kobayashi
Jon Kobayashi
Tamateru & Sunao Kodama
Kenneth A. & Inez N. Koga
Francis J. & Aya Kojima
Walter & Mary Komeiji
David M. & Harriet H.Y. Komo
Frances & Toshio Komoda
Glenn & Elaine Kouchi
Tony Koura
KTA Super Stores
Winfred S. & Winifred R. Kubo
Ryo & Kazuko Kubota
Harold I. & Jane Kudo
Harry T. & Sumako Kumabe
Robert N. & Helen S.
Hideko Kunichika
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Jayne Kurizaki
Clifford & Mildred Kurosu
Gladys & Masao Kurosu
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Gordon M. & Alice S.
Gary & Fujiko Kusuhara
Clarence & Michiko Kuwahara
Janet E. Kuwahara
Susan La Vine
Anthony & Veronica Langford
Clifford, Myra, Tyler & Kathryn
Colyn & Lois E. Lee
Lily C. & Jonathan P.W. Lee
Angela ‘Ariel’ Lewin
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Thomas & Jean Maekawa
Jarnell Martinson
Lynette Maruo
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Donn & Akiko A. Marutani
Robert Y. & Alice S. Masuda
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Diane E. Arakawa
Karen A. & Rose T. Masunaga
Bailey Matsuda
Florence M. Matsuda
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Wayne Matsukawa & Karen Aka
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Shunichi Matsumoto
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D. K. & A. T. Matsuoka
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Robert K. & Amy Mihara
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Mabel Mirikitani
Daniel & Lana Mito
Billy T. Miwa & Cheryl Osumi
Betty Miyachi
James S. & Hannah M. Miyachi
Vern & Gail Miyagi
Shirley & Ray Miyamoto
Leatrice Y. Miyaoka
Kenzo & Florence Miyasaki
Florence T. Miyasato
Hoyt Zia & Leigh-Ann Miyasato
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Susumu Miyashiro
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Gilda Miyashiro
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Charles H. & Helen S. Moriyama
James & Sarah Moriyama
Iwao Motoyama
Ken K. & Grace S. Munechika
Roylin S Muneno
Charles M. & Mary A. Murakami
Gladys A. Murakami &
Gale Shoda
Hideo & Teruko Murakami
Mitsuharu & Beatrice R.
Roy K. & Joycelyn Murakami
Sadaichi Murakami
Yuki, Mitsuo & Kento Muraki
Michael J. Murakoshi
Kay & May A. Muranaka
Jon & Sara Muraoka
Shizue Murashige
Joseph I. & Machiko S. Muratsuchi
Audrey Muromoto
Sarah M. Nagai
Janice Nagao
Jane Nagata
Roy & Jane I. Nagata
Roy T. Naguwa
Hitoshi & Tomiko Naito
Dawn Nakagawa
Dean & D. Nakagawa
Kenneth & Cathy Nakagawa
Kenneth S. & Margaret S.
Doris H. & Roy Y. Nakahara
Joyce Y. Nakahara
Suzuto Nakahira & Millie Tagami
Henry & A.T. Nakahodo
Thad Nakajima
Sandra S. Nakamoto
Adeline T. Nakamura & Susu
Nakamura Chow
Helen T. Nakamura
Phyllis H. Nakamura
Roy & Lorraine Nakamura
Sakuichi & Kyoko Nakamura
Susan Y. Nakamura
Chizu Nakashima & Lisa Ciriako
Harry & Kuniko Nakashima
Shigemitsu & Janet Nakashima
Takemi Nakasone
Laura T. Nakasono
Denny & Signe Nakayama
Walter T. & Teruko T. Nakayama
Jan Narikawa*
Edith Nariyoshi
Harriet Natsuyama
Yutaka Nii
Richard & Jocelyn Nishihara
Thomas T. Nishihara
Hiroshi & Mary Nishimoto
Emily E. Nishimura
Gary Y. & Sarah H. Noda
Shozo & Harue Noda
Ernest & Janice Nogawa
Henry Y. & Lorraine Y. Obayashi
Edward & Jane Oda
Misao Oda
Ronald & Beverly Oda
James & Jean Ogata
Elaine S. Ogawa
Sandra S. Ogawa
Suzanne Ogawa
Lois F. Ohta & Cynthia Iwashita
Donald K. & Patricia Y. Ojiri
Michael & Kimberly Okabayashi
Garett M. Okada
Kyle Okaneku
Iris R. & Doris Y. Okawa
Ellen Okazaki
Keith Y. & Cheryl Okazaki
Stephanie Okihara*
Herbert K. & Yaeko Okita
Doris & Diane Okubo
Norman M. & Gertrude M. Okubo
Stevenson H., Janice, Daniel H. &
Jessica M. Okubo*
Bob & Nancy Chiyoko Okuda
Betty Okuhara
Stanley, Naomi & Leigh Omizo
Kaname Oshiro
Sachiya & Noriko Oshiro
Yoshinobu Oshiro
Kazumi Oshita
Koren, Sydnie & Nicholas Osumi*
Matthew, Kristine & Kerri Osumi*
Norman & Carolyn Osumi
Edith E. Ota
Susumu & Margaret A. Ota and
Jordan & Meagan Helton
Akira & May Otani
Helen S. Otoshi
Glenn S. Oura
James & Charlotte Oura
Toshio G. & Kyoko Ozeki
Susan Peabody
Laura Ruby
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko
Priscilla Sadanaga
Jane T. Sagawa
Wilfred & Jane Sakai
John T. & Mildred S. Sakamoto
Keith & Lisa Sakamoto
Paul M. Sakamoto &
Stella Hashimoto
Shoji Sakamoto
Thomas & Leatrice Sakamoto
Mary A. Sakaue
Alven & Nancy Sakauye
Katsuji & Dorothy Sakuma
Vivian Saruwatari
Celia M. & Wade T. Sasaki
Jean S. Sasaki
June R. Sasaki
Aiko Sato & Brian Sato
James W. & Lorraine C. Sato
Kenji & Nadine H. Sato
Richard & June Sato
Dennis K. Seino
Oliver Sekimura
Lisa Sekiya
Shigeto & Yaeko Setoda
Dorothy Shimada
Stanley & Lillian Shimoda
Michael & Akane Shimoko
Erin Shimozono
Betty Shinkawa
Betty Y. Shirai
Isami & Gladys Shirai
Clinton I. & Fumiko Shiraishi
Nora Shiraishi
Edward S. & Jane H. Shiroma
Donald Y. & Haruko Shizumura
Lisa Shozuya, Nicholas &
Nicholas C.S. Salmas
S. Steven, Pamela & Amelia Sofos
Chizu Y. Stanley
Elizabeth Stanton-Barrera
Dennis Y. Suenobu
Sandy Suetsugu
Fusao Sugai
Yuriko J. Sugimura
Teizo & Dean Sumida
Kenneth & Estelle Sumimoto
Patsy H. Suyat
Tsugio & Amy Suzuki
T. Iida Contracting Ltd.
Joanne F. Tachibana
Manabu & Susan Tagomori
Walter T. & Doris Taira
Janice Takada
Francis Jr. & Joyce Takahashi
James K. & Alice K. Takamoto
Robert F. & Jane F. Takane
Howard & Jane Takara
Clarence M. & Lillian Y. Takata
Fred A. & Kimiko Takayama
Yasu & Yo Takehara
Nathan & Linda Takeuchi
Takiko Takiguchi
Tadashi & May Tamagawa
Tom & Jane Tamura
Alma S. Tanaka
Carolyn Tanaka
Kathy Tanaka*
Paul & Krist Tanaka
Ted Tanimoto
Noboru Tanoue
Raymond & Lorraine Tasaka
Edward Tateishi
Stanley S. & Chieko Tateishi
Fumio Teranishi
Marc Todoroki & Grace Maeda
Gail Tom
Judith Ann L. Tom
Carol C. Tomioka
Gary & Candace Tonokawa
Thomas K. & Miyako Tsubota
Kenneth M. Tsuji
Evelyn E. Tsukamoto
May & Stan Tsukamoto
Hazel & Itsuo Tsukano
Stan & Ruth Tsumoto
Byron & Kathlyn Tsuruda
Darrell & Diana Tung
Elsie E. Tuttle
Hiroshi & Hideko Usami
Douglas, Marilyn, Maya &
Kara Ushijima
Paul K. & Elaine K. Usui
Kimiko Uto
Muriel S. Uyema
Helene T. Uyemura
Mary I. van Gils &
Michael J. Inouye
Akira & Hazel Wada
Akira & Emiko Watanabe
Blake Watanabe
Craig K. Watanabe
George M. Watanabe
Gladys F. Watanabe &
Jessie T. Nakayama
Gordon & Lynette Watanabe
Samuel T. & Hideko Watanabe
Charles & Betsy M. Watarai
Stephanie Misaki Whiting
Ellen T. Yabusaki
Estelle Yagi
C. & Masue Yamada
Roy & Sandra Yamada
Masahisa Kurt Yamaguchi
Aiko Yamamoto
George & Sueko Yamamoto
George S. Yamamoto
Harry & Norma Yamamoto
Jun W. & Lorraine Yamamoto
Sueki & Mildred Yamamoto
Warren Yamamoto
Wesley K., Jan N. &
Katie K. Yamamoto
Gary H. Yamanaka
Haruyuki Yamanaka
Glenn & Fern Yamane
Roy H. & Jane N. Yamashiroya
Henry & Alice Yamashita
Kenneth K. & Imi Yamashita
Burt S., Sherilyn F. &
Taryn Yamauchi
Minako Yamazaki
Hatsue Yanagida
Ryuzo & Hiroko Yanagimachi
Herbert Yanamura
Paul N. & Marlene Yasuda
Marion T. Yasui
Koji & Elsie F. Yatogo
Alice H. Yee
Hiromu Yogi & Nora Yogi Lum
Harriet Yokota
Robert I. & Jeannette F.
Mutsuko Yonamine &
Koren Ching*
Wallace H. Yonemura
Thanks to all who have contributed
to our Kibo- (“Wish”) Corner!
The Cultural Center is in need of a couple of
items. If you are interested in donating any
of the following items, please call Michelle
Miyashiro at 945-7633 Ext. 30.
• Eyelash specialty yarn for lei
• Rattail
Minoru & Mitsuyu Yoneshige
Geraldine York
Chikai & Chihoko Yosemori
Joyce Yoshida
Mae Y. Yoshida
Marian M. Yoshida
Ronald M. & Toshie Yoshida
Tadashi & Sally Yoshida
Grant E. Yoshikami
Jace & Carin Yoshimi
Paul & Joyce Yoshimoto
Sadako Yoshioka*
George, Hiroko & Alan Yoshishige
Patrick & Laurene H. Young
James & Marjorie Yuasa
*Gift Membership
Mary Aoki
Charles Block
Elise Cheng
Geri Cheng
Lucille Fujioka
Janice J. Fukunaga
Yvonne & Harold Hashizume
Grace Hotoke
Joseph Katano
Joyce Kidani
Karl J. Kinoshita
Jonathan Kobayashi
The Madden Corporation
Robert Y. & Alice S. Masuda
Family of the late Ted Miyamoto
Dorothy Doi Murakami
The Muranaka Family
Mr. & Mrs. Nagai
Yoko Nakamura
The Nakanishi Family
Donated by Owner
Pamela Saiki
Janet M. Sakagawa
Sakamoto Family
John Sakamoto
Sato Family
Sharlene Shimabuku
Jake Shimabukuro
Clyde Shimotsu
Sandy Shinkawa
The Shishido Family (Paia, Maui)
The Shishido Family (Paia, Maui)
Kaheka Camp
Evelyn K. Sugimoto
Kenneth Tamura
Stanley & Drusilla A. Tanaka
Yuki Tenjoma
To the Boys/Men of MIS who
made victory possible in the
Pacific Theater of Operations
World War II
Carol C. Tomioka
In memory of Joseph Toshio;
Laura Shizuko &
Ralph Yoshio Kono
Laine Wakabayashi &
Catherine Haywood
Mrs. Alice Wakaki
Kiyoshi Yamada
Bunichi Yasumitsu
Tom Yokoyama
Zep Manufacturing
To Our
Corporate Members
Manoa Japanese
Language School
resource center
University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu
Field School at Honouliuli
Hawai‘i Internment
Workshop on the Big Island
July 9 and 10
It was another big success for the second set of Hawai‘i
internment workshops that took place on the Big
Island. First up was a program at the Kı̄lauea Military
Camp (KMC) on July 9, held in a room that once served
as a mess hall for internees held there during the
war. The morning program was a workshop for Big
Island teachers led by Jane Kurahara and Mary Chun,
a Waialua High School teacher who tested the Hawai‘i
internment instructional units the Resource Center
developed this past year. The teachers seemed to get a
lot out of the session. Some of the comments included:
“Best workshop I’ve ever been to! So informational!”
and “Primary documents are so wonderful! I got chicken
skin looking at the beautiful pictures.”
Cultural Center volunteers assisted in a field school at the Honouliuli internment site organized by the
University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu. The three-week field school for UHWO students, which was run
by archeologists Jeff Burton and Mary Farrell, was funded through the Japanese American Confinement
Sites Grant program.
Key Players on Honouliuli Land
Issue Meet at the Cultural Center
A meeting at the Cultural Center brought together members of the Hawai‘i Confine­
ment Sites Committee with the key people involved in the issue of preserving the
Honouliuli detention camp site.
Over 70 people attended the public session of the Hawai‘i
internment workshop held on July 9 at the Kīlauea
Military Camp.
The public session followed lunch and a chance for
attendees to view the Dark Clouds Over Paradise exhi­
bition in the adjacent dining hall. Thanks in large part
to the great coverage in the Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald,
there were more than 70 people in attendance. In
addition to the standard presentation, we had presen­
tations by National Park Service archeologist Jadelyn
Moniz-Nakamura on the uses of Hawai‘i Volcanoes
National Park during World War II (as a bombing range
among other things) and by Jeff Burton and Mary Farrell
on historic preservation of confinement sites across the
country and on the efforts at Honouliuli.
The KMC sessions was a great opportunity to visit the
KMC site and to establish a relationship with the staff
of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, including Park
Superintendent Cindy Orlando and Cultural Resource
Division Chief Laura Schuster.
(Back row: left to right) Neil Takekawa, JCCH
board of directors; Jane Kurahara, co-chair,
Hawai‘i Confinement Sites Committee; Suzanne
Falgout, professor of Anthropology, University
of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu; Brian Niiya, JCCH
director of program development; Frank Hays,
Pacific area director, National Park Service;
Alan Takemoto, community affairs manager,
Monsanto Company, Hawaii; Jeff Burton,
archeologist, National Park Service; Mary
Farrell, forest archeologist, Coronado National
Forest; and Frederick J. Perlak, vice president,
Research & Business Operations, Monsanto
Company, Hawaii
(Front row: left to right) Betsy Young, Hawai‘i
Confinement Sites Committee; Laura H. E.
Ka‘akua, Native Lands field representative,
The Trust for Public Land; Lea Hong, Hawai‘i
state director, The Trust for Public Land;
Curt Otaguro, chair, JCCH board of directors;
and Benjamin Kudo, principal, Imanaka
Kudo & Fujimoto
On July 10, the Cultural Center took the workshop to the
Hawai‘i Japanese Center (HJC) in Hilo. Before a crowd
of over 40 attendees, the program featured a presenta­
tion by Gail Honda, whose book based on the papers of
Otokichi Ozaki, a Hilo Japanese school teacher interned
during the war, will be published by the Cultural Center
next year. This workshop was also a chance to form a
partnership with HJC and its president, Masafumi Honda.
Thank you to Wayne Kamitaki, HJC board chair­man and
JCCH board member, for facilitating this event.
See Maui Internment Workshop on page 11
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
Board Members Honored for Service
Maui Internment
October 9, 2010
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
12:30 to 4:00 pm
he board of directors and staff
honored four individuals for their
unwavering commitment and
service to the Cultural Center at the
monthly board meeting on June 29.
(Left to right) Susan Kitsu was recog­
nized for her leadership as outgoing
chair of the board of governors; Susan
Yamada was honored for her six years
of service and accomplishments as
outgoing chair of the board of directors;
The Cultural Center will be hitting the road
once again and traveling to Maui in October.
Join us for the last public presentation on the
World War II internment of Japanese Americans
in Hawai‘i, held in collaboration with the
Go For Broke National Education Center and
the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. The
presentation will include a short video and
overview of the internment story by Brian
Niiya, JCCH director of program development,
and a presentation on the internment of
people from Maui by Professor Alan Rosenfeld
from the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu. The
event will conclude with a talk-story session
with Nisei World War II veterans and Hawai‘i
internees and family members.
Wayne Muraoka, was also recognized
for his four years of service on the board
of directors; and Barbara Ishida, board of
governors member, was honored for
15 years as Gift Shop manager. Ishida
will continue to volunteer at the
Cultural Center and was awarded the
title of staff emeritus by the board of
directors. Kitsu will also remain with
the Cultural Center and continue to
serve on the board of governors.
442: Live with Honor,
Die with Dignity
Starting September 10, the film 442: Live
with Honor, Die with Dignity opens to the
public at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.
The film is the second installment of
the trilogy following the documentary
film Toyo’s Camera—Japanese American
History During WWII. The film highlights
the heroism of this historical regimental
combat team and their lives today as
some of the soldiers share their wartime
experience with their families for the
very first time.
You don’t want to miss the opportunity
to see this film. For more information,
call the Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres
at 594-7045.
(Left to right) Gail Honda, Derrick Iwata, Brian Niiya,
and Masafumi Honda at the public workshop held at
the Hawai‘i Japanese Center in Hilo on July 10.
The public presentation is the culmination
of a two-day workshop for teachers titled
“Looking Like the Enemy: The Case of Japanese
Americans in World War II.” If you are a teacher
and interested in attending the full workshop,
please see http://goforbroke.org/learning/
learning_teachers_workshops.asp to register
or for more information.
The workshop and public presentation are
made possible by grants from the Education
through Cultural & Historical Organizations
(ECHO) program of the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Innovation & Improvement;
the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation; 442nd
Regimental Combat Team Foundation; and
Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans.
Thinking Out Loud Marks a Milestone!
Hirabayashi Talks About Latest Book on the
Japanese American Resettlement After the War
August 14
ane Ryo Hirabayashi, the George and Sakaye
Aratani Professor of Japanese American
Intern­ment, Redress, and Community
at the University of California Los Angeles
(UCLA), gave a special pre­sentation about his
latest book Japanese American Resettlement
Through the Lens: Hikaru Carl Iwasaki and the
WRA’s Photographic Section, 1943-1945 on
HPU Students Get Real-World Experience
While Marketing the Cultural Center
July 27
6:30–7:30 p.m.
KZOO Mondays
Phone: (808) 941-5966 (KZOO)
Email: [email protected]
August 14 before an appreciative audience in
the Gallery Theater. He was joined by Hikaru
Carl Iwasaki, who worked as a photographer
for the War Relocation Authority and who
took many of the photographs in the book.
Both Hirabayashi and Iwasaki also signed
copies of the book following the presentation.
(Left to right)
UCLA Professor
Lane Hirabayashi,
Programs Assistant/
IT Specialist
Suann Chen, and
photographer Hikaru
Carl Iwasaki at the
book signing following
the presentation of
Japanese American
Through the Lens.
he students from Hawai‘i Pacific
University’s Integrated Marketing Class
with Professor Bob Sigall visited the
Cultural Center on July 27 as they embarked
on their class assignments to help promote
JCCH to a broader, more diverse audience.
The Cultural Center was one of three compa­
nies and non-profit organizations chosen
Talking Issues•Taking Action
out of nearly 40 applicants who submitted
propo­sals to participate in the class project.
All students worked on new ideas and
strategies to create top-of-mind awareness
of the Cultural Center in the eyes of the
local community. We would like to thank
Professor Sigall and his class for all the
great ideas and hard work!
The Thinking Out Loud team celebrates the first
anniversary of the show at a dinner on June 27.
(left to right) Allicyn Hikida Tasaka, JCCH Chief
Operating Officer/Director of Development &
Communications; Michiko Kodama-Nishimoto,
TOL host; Lenny Yajima Andrew, JCCH President
& Executive Director; Robyn Furuya, KZOO; Robert
Buss, Hawai`i Council for the Humanities; Christine
Yano, TOL host; Willa Tanabe, TOL host (front row,
left to right) Warren Nishimoto and George Tanabe
une into the Cultural Center’s weekly
talk-story community forum called
Thinking Out Loud: Talking Issues, Taking
Action (TOL) Monday evenings on radio station
KZOO-AM 1210. Thinking Out Loud is hosted
by Michiko Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren
Nishimoto, George Tanabe and Christine Yano.
Willa Tanabe hosts the JCCH Book Club on the
last Monday of each month.
September 6
Local Creativity and
the Clothing Industry
(Guest: Anne Namba)
November 1 Nichiren
Buddhism in Hawai‘i
(Guests: Bishop Shingyō
Imai and Eric Kawatani)
September 13
Surviving the
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
(Guest: Izumi Hirano)
November 15 World War II
and the Nisei Soldier
(Guest: Ted Tsukiyama)
September 27
Japanese Americans,
Ukulele, and Local Identity
(Guest: Roy Sakuma)
November 22
Hiki Nō: The Nation’s
First Statewide Student
News Network
(Guest: Susan Yim)
October 4 Hui Panala‘au:
Hawaiian Colonists,
American Citizens
(Guest: Noelle Kahanu)
December 6
Education Programs at
Pacific Historic Parks
(Guest: Paul Heintz)
October 11 Issei Women
(Guest: Kelli Nakamura)
December 20 Buddhist
Views of Same Sex
Relations (Guests: Alan
Goto and Blayne Higa)
We want to hear from you. Call in your questions
or comments live during the program at (808) 941KZOO or email anytime at [email protected]
Download past shows at the KZOO website. Visit
www.jcch.com for a link to all archived past shows.
Thinking Out Loud is sponsored by Hawai‘i Council for
the Humanities, University of Hawai‘i Center for Japanese
Studies, University of Hawai‘i College of Social Sciences,
and Barnes & Noble.
Sunday, November 14 • 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Shichi Go San: Keiki Kimono Dressing
Mō‘ili‘ili Ballroom
Shichi Go San, literally translated as “seven, five, three,”
stems from the Meiji Era (1868-1912) when parents
brought their kimono-clad children—girls, aged three
and seven; and boys, aged three and five—to Shintō
shrines on November 15 and prayed for their children
to have long and prosperous lives. Today, this
coming-of-age custom has evolved to encompass
children of all ages.
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Sogetsu by
Bertha Tottori
Children can dress up in elegant kimono and zōri (sandals) and
capture the day with a professional photograph at this traditional event.
Application Form
Kimono Dressing by Masako Formals • Photography by King Photo Service, Inc.
cost: $60 per JCCH member* and $75 per non-member
*Individual members receive a 20% discount—one $60 slot; Family members receive two $60 slots
•Fee includes dressing by Masako Formals staff, use of kimono and accessories and the
portrait sitting fee with King Photo Service, Inc.
•Photos are a separate cost. Packages range from $20 to $60 and up.
•Dressing slots are limited and are assigned on a first come, first served basis with receipt
of application and payment.
•The Cultural Center will confirm your dressing participation within two weeks of receiving your
application form and payment.
•Cancellation prior to 72 hours notice will be reimbursed in full.
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Ikenobo by
Junko Ige
Parking: $5 with validation
Registration deadline: Friday, October 29, 2010
Parent’s Name(s)
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JCCH Membership # (required for member discount)
MOA Kohrinka by
Hideko Iwata and
Yoshiko Morimoto
Child(ren)'s name:
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Ikenobo by
Betty Takakawa
Age: ______ Boy / Girl ( please circle one)
Age: ______ Boy / Girl ( please circle one)
Age: ______ Boy / Girl ( please circle one)
Age: ______ Boy / Girl ( please circle one)
Age: ______ Boy / Girl ( please circle one)
Please pick your preferred time slot (please select up to three time slots):
10:00 am–11:00 am
11:00 am–12:00 pm
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Appointments are assigned on a first come, first served basis when the form and payment is
received. We will make every effort to accommodate your assigned time slot. However, your
time slot is contingent upon the flow of day. Please kōkua as we are working with children.
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Enclosed is my check payable to the JCCH
Toin Misho by
June Ishida
Please charge my credit card:
Expiration date
Authorized Signature
For more information, call the Cultural Center at (808) 945-7633 or email [email protected]
To register, please return this form and payment to the: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i,
2454 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826, fax to 808-944-1123 or email [email protected]
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
Membership benefits
Golf Benefits
Restaurant Benefits
Hawaii Prince Golf Club*
20% off non-sale merchandise in the Pro Shop
(does not include golf equipment and sunglasses)
and a discounted price of Weekday/Weekend
$42/$55, from regular Kama‘aina price of
$52/$65 respectively [Oahu]
Hakone, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki*
20% off buffet menu [Honolulu]
Japan-Hawai‘i Ground Golf Association
10% off of $50 annual membership fee (annual
tournament fee is automatically waived with
membership). [Oahu]
Kapalua Plantation Golf Course
20% discount off Kama‘aina greens and
cart fees at The Plantation Course at Kapalua,
non-sale retail goods in The Plantation Course
Shop at Kapalua and one spa treatment at the
new Kapalua Spa [Maui]
Luana Hills Country Club
10% off green fees [Oahu]
Makalei Golf Club
2 for 1 green fees (kama‘aina rate only) [Hawai‘i]
Olomana Golf Links
20% off Pro Shop items (some restrictions apply)
and a member special rate of $37 on weekday
golf and $45 on weekend golf [Oahu]
Pearl Country Club
20% discount off of regularly priced apparel in
the pro shop [Oahu]
Poipu Bay Golf Course
$55 + tax green fee [Kauai]
Pro-Am Golf Shop
20% off retail price on all items, except golf balls
and items already on sale [Honolulu]
Pukalani Country Club
4 players for the price of 3 (not valid from
January to March) [Maui]
Retail Benefits
The Art Board
30% off custom picture framing [Honolulu]
BASKETS, etcetera by Nancy
10% discount [Kaneohe]
10% off (except CD/DVD/magazines) [Honolulu]
Martin and MacArthur
10% off regular price of any furniture purchase
at the retail stores or Furniture Showroom,
10% off any custom framing job at the Framing
Workshop, and a discount on Corporate accounts
(discount not to be combined with other offers
or discounts) [Honolulu, Maui]
Morning Glory
15% off at the Mililani location only [Mililani]
10% off all merchandise except consignment
merchandise [Honolulu]
Security Alarm Shop
10% off all merchandise [Honolulu, Pearl City]
10% off any day [Honolulu]
Izakaya Nonbei
10% off food [Honolulu]
Naniwa-Ya Ramen
10% off purchase [Honolulu]
Prince Court, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki*
20% off buffet menu [Honolulu]
Zen Shu
10% off [Honolulu]
Current Partnership/
Program-Related Benefits
$5 off Japanese Calligraphy by Sensei Hiromi
Discount on kimono dressing at our New Year’s
‘Ohana Festival, Kodomo no Hi and Shichi Go San.
Specialty Services Benefits
Bay View Mini Putt
Buy 1 get 1 free 18-hole round of miniature
golf (limit 1 free round per membership card
presented) [Kaneohe]
Brian Y. Sato
$25 discount on portrait sessions for members
65 and older [call 945-7633 for more information]
Dean Kashiwabara Physical Therapy
Free initial consultation [Honolulu]
Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki
10% off regular menu items for catering
events [Honolulu]
Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association
& Honolulu Shogi Club
10% off $40 initiation fee & 10% off
yearly $20 Honolulu Shogi Club fee [Honolulu]
Hertz Corporation
Provide customer discount program (CDP)
#1884139 for special rates on car rentals
Japan Karate Shotokai Hawaii
50% discount off classes at the Cultural Center
Kenshikan Dojo [Honolulu]
Jujube Holistic Clinic
Free consultation & 10% off from service/
products [Honolulu]
Ken Yu Kai Kendo Club
50% off fees ($7.50 per month) at the Cultural
Center Kenshikan Dojo [Honolulu]
manoa Grand Ballroom*
10% off (up to $100) on food catered [Honolulu]
Masaki Auto
10% discount (up to $50 off, not valid
with other promotions) [Honolulu]
Masako Formals
10% off kimono dressing & picture taking
Occidental Underwriters of Hawaii
Special discounts on insurance [Honolulu]
Pacific Resource Realty Inc.*
$500 to $7,500 closing cost credit, additional
discount for sale or purchase over $1.5 million.
Call 721-7507 for assistance [Honolulu]
New Membership Benefits
Zen Shu JCCH members can now receive
10% off at Zen Shu located at 477 Kapahulu
Avenue. Zen Shu offers a wide variety
of Asian-fusion dishes. Call (808) 739-7017
or visit www.zenshuhawaii.com for
more information.
RevoluSun RevoluSun is now offering
all JCCH mem­bers $250 off a photovoltaic
energy system (PV) purchase. In addition,
RevoluSun will also donate another $250
to the Cultural Center for each system
sold between now and August 2011.
RevoluSun is Hawai‘i’s leading residen­
tial and commercial solar design and
installation firm. A PV system turns
Hawai‘i’s abundant sunlight into elec­
tricity through panels installed on your
roof, and can virtually eliminate your
costly electric bill.
Call RevoluSun at (808) 748-8888 or
visit www.RevoluSun.com for more
information about this exclusive offer
available now. Please mention JCCH
when calling.
Japan-Hawai‘i Ground Golf Association
JCCH members can now receive 10% off
the annual membership fee with the
Japan-Hawai‘i Ground Golf Association.
The Ground Golf program was established
as a way to encourage parents and children
to spend more time together outdoors.
Membership includes free weekly sessions
and your participation fee in the annual
tournament will be waived.
For more information, contact Fred
Bandack at (808) 382-2945 or email at
[email protected]
Panda Travel
Corporate rates on inter­national travel
Quality Health & Fitness
Intro offer: $45 per session with a five session
package for $225 ($400 value) or 10% off on any
other packages, 20% off on any supplement by
dot fit [Honolulu]
$250 off photovoltaic (PV) energy system.
RevoluSun will also donate $250 of each member
purchase to the Cultural Center.[Honolulu]
Taira Chiropractic
Complimentary consultation and 50% off
initial examination [Honolulu]
Wealth Strategy Partners LLC.
Complimentary financial review for businesses,
couples and individuals. Contact Thomas
Blottenberger at (808) 371-1273 or thomas_
[email protected] [Honolulu]
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Give Aloha
Membership/Donation application
Membership questions? Please call (808) 945-7633, Ext. 30
or email [email protected]
SEPT. 2010 (Membership benefits are for one year and non-transferable)
Yes, we/I want to be a
Legacy Member
Corporate Member
Heading out for groceries?
During your next trip to Foodland and Sack N Save,
please also consider a donation to Cultural Center. We will
once again participate in this year’s Give Aloha program.
During the month of September, Foodland customers are
invited to make a donation of up to $249 at checkout to
their favorite non-profit organization. Foodland will match
a portion of each donation.
The code to make a donation to the Cultural Center is
77214. If you don’t remember the code, you may inform
the cashier that you would like to make a Give Aloha
donation to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i.
They will be able to look up the code at each register.
$ 15 Student (with ID)
$ 35 Individual
$ 50Family
(Two adults, two children 17 years and under)
$1,000Legacy (Individual Lifetime Membership)
$ 100Non-Profit
$ 250 Supporting Business
$ 500Premier Corporate
$ 1,000 Imperial Corporate
If New or Renewing:
Membership # ___________________________________
Expires _________________________________________
Name __________________________________________
Address ________________________________________
City ____________________________________________
State ______________________ Zip _________________
Home Phone # ___________________________________
Work Phone # ___________________________________
Email ___________________________________________
Donations are
accepted at any
Foodland, Sack N
Save, or Foodland
Farms checkout.
Give Aloha is an
annual program where Foodland directs its charitable
giving to the organ­izations that are important to its
customers. The program honors Maurice J. “Sully”
Sullivan, founder of Foodland Super Market, Ltd. and
continues his legacy of giving back to the community.
FOR Gift Membership ONLY:
Name (of Recipient) _______________________________
Address ________________________________________
City ____________________________________________
State ______________________ Zip _________________
Home Phone # ___________________________________
Work Phone # ___________________________________
Email ___________________________________________
For more information, please contact Denise Park at the
945-7633 Ext. 27 or email at [email protected]
FOR FAMILY Membership
(Two adults, two children 17 years and under):
Please indicate the names of additional family members below:
Membership Benefits (continued from page 14)
JCCH Benefits
_____________________ ________________________
50% off session fee for Kumihimo Craft
Discounts on selected Cultural Center
programs, events, cultural classes,
workshops and seminars.
In addition to my membership, enclosed is
my tax-deductible contribution of $ _______________
in support of JCCH programs and activities.
Free subscription to Legacies, the Cultural
Center newsletter.
Invitations to special events and voting
TOTAL: $ ____________________
10% off items in the Cultural Center
Gift Shop.*
* Some restrictions may apply.
Please send payment to
Free one-year admission to the Cultural
Center Historical Gallery exhibit Okage
Sama De. as well as other Community
Gallery exhibits throughout the year.
20% off non-commercial translation
services at the Cultural Center Resource
2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826
Check enclosed, payable to the JCCH
Charge to my:VISA
Card # ______________________________________
Exp. _________________________________________
Signature ____________________________________
Chairman of the Board
Curt Otaguro
Treasurer/Vice Chair
Lee Moriwaki
Secretary/Vice Chair
Ronald Ushijima
Vice Chair
Gordon Kagawa
Vice Chair
Neil Takekawa
Vice Chair
Tyler Tokioka
At-Large Directors
Bonny Amemiya
Donn Ariyoshi
Susan Eichor
David Erdman
Glenn Inouye
Wayne Kamitaki
Hawai‘i Representative
Kyoko Kimura
Maui Representative
Michele Sunahara
Eric Miura
Kaua‘i Representative
Lance Mizumoto
Brennon Morioka
Ken Niimura
Christine Yano
Edwin Koyama
David Asanuma
Ben Fukumoto
Leighton Hara
Susan Haramoto
Karen Hayashida
Charlyn Honda Masini
Rich Hosoda
Dennis Ihara
Barbara Ishida
David Kaneko
Susan Kitsu
Jane Komeiji
Akemi Kurokawa
Susan La Vine
Michael Matsuo
Michael Murakoshi
Dawn Nakagawa
Lori Okazaki
Ryan Okunaga
Lisa Shozuya
Rattana Soubandith
Jay Suemori
Brian Suzuki
Justin Takaki
George Tanabe
Robyn Titcomb
Yvonne Toyoshima
Garyn Tsuru
Gregg Ushiroda
Kristine Wada
Glenn Wakai
Mark Yamada
Betsy Young
Cultural Center STAFF
President &
Executive Director
Lenny Yajima Andrew
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 23
Chief Operating Officer/
Director Of Development
& Communications
Allicyn Hikida Tasaka
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 22
Director Of Finance
& Administration
Caroline Okihara
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 33
Director Of Program
Brian Niiya
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 32
public relations/
membersip manager
denise tagomori park
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 27
Gallery/Gift Shop
Christy Takamune
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 39
Volunteers Coordinator
Jennifer Seki
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 35
U.S. Postage
Honolulu, HI
Permit No. 891
Deborah Nakagawa
Education Specialist
Derrick Iwata
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 25
Programs Assistant/
IT Specialist
Suann CHEN
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 40
Administrative Assistant/
Accounting Clerk
Leianne Fujimura
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 29
Administrative Assistant
Michelle Miyashiro
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 30
resource center Assistant
nicolita (nicki) garces
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 42
Staff Emeritae
Barbara Ishida
Jane Kurahara
Betsy Young
Resource Center
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 42
Gallery & Gift Shop
[email protected]
(808) 945-7633 Ext. 43
2454 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
a t a g l a nc e J a pa nese C u lt u r a l C en t er of H awa i‘i
September 4–5
Event • 28th Okinawan Festival at
Kapiolani Park
Saturday, October 9
Workshop • Hawai‘i Internment Teacher
Workshop and Public Program at the
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (Maui)
Sunday, September 12
Panel Discussion • No Shame!: Talking
About the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Japanese American Experience in Hawai‘i
September 18
Event • No Choice
but to Follow Book
Reading and Signing
September 18–October 30, 2010
Saturday, October 9
Event • Matsuri Kaua‘i at the
Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall
Saturday, October 16
Event • Anshū: Dark Sorrow Book
Reading and Signing
Exhibit • Kakushin no Tatsujin—
Masters of Innovation
Saturday, September 25
Event • Celebration of Leadership and
Achievement Dinner at Hilton Hawaiian
Village Beach Resort & Spa
Sunday, November 7
Event • 29th Temari Trash &
Treasure Fair
November 7–13
Exhibit • Things Japanese Sale

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