Japanese-Hawaiians Honored

Japanese-Hawaiians Honored

Part of the “magic” of living in (or visiting) Hawaii is the multi-cultural fabric that weaves through each of our communities. On September 25, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will honor five members of this community as both significant contributors to Hawaii as well as Japanese icons. The theme is “Kakushin No Tatsujin! Masters of Innovation”, and the intent is to spotlight these individuals as role models for future icons.

This year’s recipients are: Ken Hayashida, president of KAI Hawaii, Inc.; Roy Sakuma, owner of Roy Sakuma Ukulele Studios; Anne Namba, noted fashion designer; Dave “D.K.” Kodama, chef and owner of Sansei restaurants; and Satoru Abe, renowned sculptor and artist.

The Saturday evening event will commence with a dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., held in the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom. Tickets are $175, with table sponsorship packages available. Visit the JCCH web site for more information and ticketing.

The Saturday evening event will commence with a dinner, beginning at 5:30 p.m., held in the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom.