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“Hanafuda Nā Pua”

by: Lynn Cook
Ka Wai Ola
Iulai (July) 2016 | Vol.33, No. 7

“The ancient Japanese card game Hanafuda is all new, all Hawaiian and all ready to grow memories for a new generation...”

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“Hanafuda receives isle-style makeover”

by: Lynn Cook
Star Advertiser
July, 17 2016

“The woman behind the card game's new look wants to teach a new generation...”

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“5 Things We Love: Secret Santa”

by: John Berger
December 3, 2012

“To celebrate the holidays, ‘ 5 Things We Love’ will be devoted to gift ideas through Dec. 24. Today: What to buy for gift exchanges with co-workers and friends for $20 or less.”

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“In the cards”

by: George Tanabe
Photos: Elyse Butler
Hana Hou Magazine
October/November 2012

“In the West we have gin, poker and crazy eights. In Japan they have hanafuda.”

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“Hanafuda helps student acclimate to local lifestyle”

By Michael Tsai
Apr 10, 2012

“When Noelle SteneĀ­ker arrived in Hawaii in January, her knowledge of the state, its tumultuous history and its unique mix of cultures was admittedly scant.”

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Japanese card tournament bridges generational divide”

by: Rob Shikina
July 24, 2011

“The main event at Saturday's tournament, which included about 150 participants, was a matchup between a team of two 88-year-olds and Kate Takenaka, 7, and her 5-year-old brother, Koen.”

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“Hanafuda Tournament”

by: Chris Fleck
July 20, 2011

“There is no substitute for real time practice of face-to-face communications to learn how to live successfully.”

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Interview on KFVE

Friday, July 15
Channel 5, KFVE
with anchor Lisa Kubota

Our Founder, Helen Nakano, was interviewed on Hawaii News Now SUNRISE

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Speech to the 442nd Annual Reunion Banquet

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“Age-old card game fuels mission”

by: Burl Burlingame
September 22, 2010

“Nakano isn't just producing a new edition of an old game, she's ‘on a mission.’”

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“Reviving a tradition one card at a time”

by: Lee Cataluna
Honolulu Advertiser
November 8, 2009

“‘…I want to use hanafuda as a tool, a force for good,’ Nakano says.”

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