Coming up:

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is bringing in the New Year with its annual Shinnen Enkai dinner. The event will usher in 2020, “The Year of the Rat,” on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel at 5:30 p.m.

A traditional otoso (celebratory spiced sake) will kick-off the event at 5:30 p.m., followed by a no-host cocktail hour. Tickets are $55 each (Children 4-11 years old are $20).

Nihon Bunka awardees this year are:


  • Reverend Shinkai Murakami
  • Kirk Kurokawa
  • Joe Tanaka

Read their full bios here.


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