June 15, 2018

Okinawa Memorial Day Event by Hawaii United Okinawa Association

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The Hawai’i United Okinawa Association will commemorate the Okinawa Memorial Day, as known as “Irei no hi / 慰霊の日” in Okinawa on June 21, 2018.

Okinawa Memorial Day

Below is the information on their flyer.

Hawaii United Okinawa Association commemorates “Irei no Hi” – Okinawa Memorial Day, remembering the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa.

Date: June 21, 2018
(The official Irei no hi in Okinawa is June 23)
Location: Hawaii Okinawa Center
Time: Doors Open 5:30 pm, Program 6-8 pm


  • A heart-to-heart talk about the importance of remembering the Battle of Okinawa and the many lives lost, presented by MIS veteran Dr. Shinye Gima.
  • A video and introduction of Mrs. Betty Fumiko Tamae Ganeku (Gushikawa) and her experience of living through and surviving the Battle of Okinawa.
  • The story of a Himeyuri Butai survivor, Mrs. Janice Suetomi, who was featured in June’s Hawai’i Herald, written by Jodie Ching. (Jodie Chiemi Ching, “Living to Tell the Story of War and the Importance of Life and Peace,” Hawai’i Herald, June 13, 2018, https://www.thehawaiiherald.com/lead-story-himeyuri-survivor-janice-suetomi/.
  • Opening performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii.

Free and open to the public

Please RSVP via link at huoa.org, google doc link below, or Facebook

Pre-Order Bentos are Available for purchase:
1) Mini (teri beef, boneless teri chicken, rice, shoga) – $7
2) Large (boneless kalbi, boneless teri chicken, rice, takuan) – $12
3) Vegetarian (tofu vegetable stair fry and vegetarian yakisoba) – $8

Bento deadline: June 18, mail payment to:
HUOA – Irei no Hi, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipahu, HI 96797
RSVP/Bento Form at https://goo.gl/forms/cRmHI9TxwVOkAybw1

Questions? Call HUOA: 808-676-5400 Email: ireinohi@gmail.com