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Positive Energy from a Lucky Piggy Bank


Getting some positive energy from my lucky piggy bank, and sending positive energy to all of you in your endeavors! Keep going!

#positiveenergy #piggybank goodluckpiggybank #goodluck #keepgoing #daily #effort #tenacity #career #business #exercise #education #projects #mindfulness #gratitude #honolulu #hawaii

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Celebrate Your Small Wins!


Keep at your goals everyday, and celebrate your small wins!

#wins #smallwins #motivation #habits #work #daily #tenacity #career #projects #business #law #entrepreneurship #exercise #selfdevelopment #mind #body #soul #mindfulness #gratitude 


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Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions 41st Biennial Convention


Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions 41st Biennial Convention took place at Jodo Mission of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 25, 16, and 17. In this statewide organization, I’ve been serving as Chair of the Bishop Nominating Committee since I believe 2007. Bishop Gensho Hara decided to step down and Rev. Yubun Narashiba was elected as Bishop.
#hawaiicouncilofjodomissions #jodoshu #jodomission #honolulu #hawaii #buddhism

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Peace Day with Jeannie Lum


Shedding some tears for peace with my friend and University of Hawaii Professor, Jeannie Lum, a key organizer for Peace Day Hawaii held at SGI USA, Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 2017. Peace Day Hawaii briefly recognized me for introducing legislation in 2007 to make Hawaii the first State in the U.S. to  recognize Peace Day on September 21st. I chaired the organization in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

#peace #innerpeace #peaceday #peacedayhawaii #internationaldayofpeace #aloha #gratitude #love #emotional #honolulu #hawaii

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Peace Day Hawaii 2017


The Peace Day Hawaii 2017 event will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2:00-7:30 pm, which is free and open to the public at Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Culture Center, 2729 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii.

In 2007, when I served as a Hawaii State Representative, I worked with community leaders, legislators, and children in passing House Bill 345 into law as Act 23, declaring “September 21st of each year shall be known and recognized as “Peace Day” to promote peace programs, improve international relations, and increase educational awareness of peace.”  Hawaii was the first State to recognize a day of peace, a goal I continue to work on through my efforts with nonviolence teachings, Buddhism, and my novels.  I chaired the organization from 2007 to 2010, and this year I’m helping the organization to promote the event.  For more information check Peace Day Hawaii’s website at: Peace Day Hawaii

#peacedayhawaii2017 #peacedayhawaii #peaceday #internationaldayofpeace #peace #innerpeace #honolulu #hawaii

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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance on Saturday August 18 and 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii was a success.  It feels so good to support culture and tradition that make Hawaii and our country so unique for all to enjoy! I’m honored to serve as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii for the past 7 years and board member for the past 12 years.

The food was great with barbecue sticks, saimin, gyoza, chili and rice, andagi (Okinawan donuts), shave ice, and more. The dancers and taiko did performed well. I’m sure our ancestors are happy.

Mahalo to everyone who volunteered, and to all who came to enjoy the festivities! See you next year and may peace be with you and all those you touch.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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Last Day for Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance.


Last day for Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance is today, Saturday August 19, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. at 1429 Maliki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii; food booths open from 4:30 P.M. The office number is 808-949-3995.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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