'Barbed Wire' book focuses on WWII internment of Japanese
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii hosts a book launch Saturday to commemorate the printing of the first English-language edition of Yasutaro Soga's "Life Behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Internment Memoirs of a Hawaii Issei."
Soga was the publisher of the Nippu Jiji newspaper, one of the most widely read Japanese dailies in Hawaii prior to World War II. He was 68 at the start of his internment and wrote about the toils and boredom of living behind "barbed wire."
The free event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The book costs $25, $21 for JCCH members. Call 945-7633 .
The Police, with frontman Sting, performed in Mexico Saturday. The group will perform here in February.
The Police are coming!
Tickets for the Feb. 16 show at the Blaisdell Arena go on sale starting Saturday morning at 9.
When Hawaii last saw the indomitable trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland in December 1984, the band played the final show of its Synchronicity tour at Aloha Stadium.
Twenty-three years later, the reunited Police are on a successful world tour and showing that its unique mix of reggae, jazz and rock is still as fresh as ever.
Sting's son's band, Fiction Plane, will open the Honolulu concert.
While ticket information was unavailable at press time, prices have been ranging from $50 to $225 at previous tour stops. Tickets will be available online at www.LiveNation.com and www.ticketmaster.com, as well as all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Blaisdell Center box office, Times Supermarkets and the Brigham Young University-Laie student activity center, plus charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400.