Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
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Honoring Our Heritage


Experience the multi-generational history of the Japanese in Hawai‘i at the Okage Sama De: I Am What I am Because of You Historical Gallery.

Embracing Our Diversity


From festivals to fundraisers, our events bridge us to the diverse community we serve.

Sharing Our


Educating the community about the Japanese American experience and history in Hawai‘i.


Crossing Cultures: The Art of Manga in Hawaii Exhibition
May 3, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm

Kodomo no Hi: Keiki Fun Fest
May 4, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm

2014 Sharing the Spirit of Aloha Annual Gala
June 21, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Latest News:

The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii DVD Now on Sale!
The Untold Story DVD is now on sale in the JCCH gift shop! Posted on: 07/19/2013

Mahalo for your support of the “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” Gala!
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii would like to thank the many donors and volunteers who helped make the "Sharing the Spirit of Aloha" a huge success! Posted on: 07/19/2013

Mahalo Senator Inouye
Senator Daniel K. Inouye was an inspiration to many generations of people in Hawai‘i. The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i would like to honor Senator Inouye for everything he has done for our community, our state, and our country. Posted on: 12/18/2012

MidWeek Business Roundtable: Doing It For the Ancestors
President/Executive Director Carole Hayashino gives her thoughts on the center's 25th Anniversary. Posted on: 06/04/2012

People Who Make Hawaii Work: Carole Hayashino
President/Executive Director Carole Hayashino was recently featured in the Pacific Business News' People Who Make Hawaii Work. Posted on: 03/12/2012

To be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.