Tomodachi – Let’s Talk Story with Mike Malaghan


Mike Malaghan discussing his book, Picture Bride

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Tomodachi Committee of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii held its annual “Let’s Talk Story” luncheon at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine in Waikiki. Over 20 JASH members and guests enjoyed a delicious 3-course lunch and a special presentation by Mike Malaghan, JASH Lifetime member, on his recently published novel, Picture Bride. Based on extensive research and personal interviews, attendees learned about the immigrant life of Japanese women in Hawaii prior to WWII.

JASH members and guests were able to catch up with each other and to make new friends in Taormina’s cozy and relaxed environment.


Guests enjoying friendship and conversation at the table.

JASH would like to express a big mahalo to Mr. Mike Malaghan for donating a portion of his book sales at the event to JASH. Special thanks to volunteer photographer Ray Tabata.

We look forward to the next Tomodachi Committee event scheduled for November 2016.