The Shinnen no Aisatsu, or ‘New Year’s Greetings,’ is an opportunity to express New Year’s greetings and well wishes, as well as strengthen communication and spread goodwill within the membership. To view the Shinnen no Aisatsu (PDF) in full size, please click the photo below.
On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, KHON2’s Living808 featured the 74th Annual Shinnen Enkai, held last Friday at the Manoa Grand Ballroom. President Emeritus and Kabuki Sensei Ron Ushijima spoke with host John Veneri about the history of the Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko and the production behind it. He also showcased the umbrellas and lantern Kabuki […]
At the celebration of the Emperor’s Birthday on November 28th, 2018, the KIZUNA Group (made up of local Japanese organizations) were given commendations from the Hawaii Consulate General of Japan for organizing and planning the 150th Anniversary of the GANNENMONO in 2018.
Over the past few weeks, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) President & CEO Wayne Ishihara and Chair-Elect Jon Tsukamoto met with Japanese delegations during their visit to Hawaii.
Honolulu Festival Foundation President Tsukasa Harufuku will be returning to Tokyo, Japan to work at JTB headquarters. President & CEO Wayne Ishihara was introduced to the new JTB Hawaii, Inc. President & CEO Hiroyuki “Keith” Kitagawa on November 30th, 2018.