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Inspired Food – The Roots of Hawai‘i Cuisine Brunch & Talk Story with Chef Alan Wong & Arnold Hiura on Saturday, April 27!

A special tribute to moms at this culinary experience to benefit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s programs and services


HONOLULU – The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) is proud to present a very special culinary event just in time for Mother’s Day. Inspired Food – The Roots of Hawai‘i Cuisine Brunch & Talk-Story with Chef Alan Wong & Arnold Hiura will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i - Manoa Grand Ballroom.

Join Chef Alan Wong and author Arnold Hiura for a morning filled with stories of their mothers who inspired the books and careers of these two men as well as a look at the roots of Hawai‘i cuisine. This unique and special event is limited to 200 guests. Individual tickets are $125 per person or you may reserve table seating for eight (8) for $2,000.    ...

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Hawaii's food track and street food rally is here!!

Come taste the delicious japanese dishes our food truck and tent vendors have in store for you.

Friday March 29th
555 South Street Kaka’ako

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Honolulu, Hawaii — Japanese Positive Accessory Brand “Q-pot.” announces that it will be having an “April Fools’ Day One-Day-Only Special Event” on April 1st, 2013. As a special treat for Q-pot. USA fans, the ever popular Japan exclusive items will be available at both the Ala Moana Store and the USA Online Store ( for one day only!!

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Magic Island Carnival 2013/A Benefit for the Konishiki Kids Foundation



Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

2013 DATES

March 22, 23, and 24, 2013


Friday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Management reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to close early.

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Receive a FREE Limited Edition Tote Bag with Purchase of $450 or More

Honolulu, Hawaii – ANTEPRIMA/WIREBAG, the fun yet sophisticated handbags, expertly hand-knitted cords, exclusively manufactured in Italy, and offered in a luxuriously dazzling array of colors, will again be participating in Ala Moana Center’s fashion event “Shop a Le'a.” During the event (3/18-3/24), customers will receive a FREE “USA Exclusive Tote” with purchase of $450 or more at the Ala Moana store while supplies last. This campaign will be held ONLY at the Ala Moana Store. Also, ANTEPRIMA/WIREBAG introduces this season’s newest colors; Verde Bi-Filati, silver green and Viola Filo, silver purple for its popular “CRISTALLO FIOCCO*R.” line. Also new wallet made out of the unique wire, “FIORITURA WALLET” is now available at both the Ala Moana and Waikiki Store. Come visit ANTEPRIMA stores to check out the newest items for this spring/summer season!


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Notice: It's tomorrow's event

All proceeds will be donated to "Japan Earthquake Education Fund for Orphans" which is organized by the Mainichi Newspaper in Japan.

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12.00 Nishiyama's lecture is part of “Japan After 3.11: Change and Hope from the Center of Triple Disaster,” a free public symposium commemorating the second anniversary of Japan’s March 11th earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The symposium will also feature: The Honorable Mazie Hirono, who will address attendees via a video message; Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i’s Kelsey Soma Turek, who will address Rainbow for Japan Kids, a program that brings children from the affected regions of Japan to Hawai’i for respite; UH Mānoa MA candidate Tomoki Kimura, who will share a personal account of the event; Aya H. Kimura, assistant professor in the Women’s Studies Department at UH Mānoa, who will address the subject of food and agriculture in post 3/11 Japan; Dr. Mary McDonald, director for the Center for Japanese Studies at UH Mānoa, along with UHM PhD candidate Yoshitaka Miyake from the Geography Department, who will address the topic of change and hope in the tsunami zone.


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Exhibition Overview

Every year on the third day of the third month, families throughout Japan honor daughters by displaying in their homes an elaborate collection of dolls decorated to resemble court nobles from the Heian era (794-1185). Hina matsuri (literally, “Doll Festival,” but commonly known in English as “Girls’ Day”) and its custom of displaying dolls did, in fact, originate during the Heian era. At the time, dolls were thought to be capable of absorbing evil spirits and purifying one’s home.

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This fantstic night event will be held on Saturday, February 16th 6pm-11pm... for ALL ages and no cover!

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Honolulu, Hawaii — Japanese Positive Accessory Brand “Q-pot.” launches the 2013 Valentine’s Day Collection to be available February 1st, 2013 at both the Ala Moana Center Store and the USA Online Store. With the theme “Q-pot.Q-pid. ~ Sweet Heart ~,” embrace love that will melt your heart with the cherubic design that is irresistibly romantic! Also coming out on the same day, the “Carre de Chocolat” collection inspired by luxurious squares chocolates will be available in three flavors; bitter, strawberry and white chocolate.

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