BEGIN’s ‘Uta no Hi’ Concert Live Via Internet 6/28/13, 7:00pm-1:30am Hawaii Time

uta no hiClick the image above or go to this site to watch the concert:

Streaming live from Kadena, Okinawa, on 6/29, from 2pm to 8:30pm.

Hawaii time: 6/28, from 7pm to 1:30am.

For those who don’t know the popular Okinawan group BEGIN, see the video below for their performance of  “Sanshin No Hana,” with English translation.

AP/Star Advertiser: Hawaii State Senate Committee for Tourism, Hawaiian Affairs Split – Sen. Shimabukuro to Head Hawaiian Affairs

Senate Committee for Tourism/Hawaiian Affairs Split

By Associated Press

POSTED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:38 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2013

The Hawaii State Senate is splitting its committee on tourism and Hawaiian affairs into separate committees for each subject.

Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said in a statement today that the new assignments will give lawmakers better flexibility to focus on the subject areas.

The Tourism Committee will be led by Sen. Gilbert Kalehe, while Sen. Maile Shimabukuro will head the Hawaiian Affairs Committee.

Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria had been chairman of the combined committee. He says he’ll be more effective as a majority leader with his understanding as a committee chairman.

The Senate also announced smaller changes to its commerce and water committees, with Sen. Brian Taniguchi to serve as vice-chairman of the commerce committee and Galuteria to be vice-chairman of the water committee.