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Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from start, gained the joint Gold
Medal on the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 and has gone on to earn an
worldwide repute for the fervour and pleasure he brings to his reside performances. PC: courtesy Aloha Group International

All Nippon Airways celebrates its return to Hawaiʻi after the worldwide hiatus in journey, with reside occasions at its ANA ʻAha Mele Festival in Honolulu.

Partnering with the State of Hawaiʻi and the City & County of Honolulu, ANA ʻAha Mele festivities mark the resumption of the ANA Honolulu Music Week, which debuted in 2019. A sequence of occasions are deliberate for Nov. 18 and 19, 2022, bringing collectively native musicians and international artists.

Junko Yazawa, senior vice chairman overseeing buyer expertise administration and planning mentioned, “We are excited to be partnering with the state and city to bring this culturally important event to the public.”

Performance by Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii:


World-renowned Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will host a music class for Oʻahu elementary college college students on the Tom Moffatt Waikīkī Shell.

This occasion encourages kids to expertise the enjoyment of connecting by means of music, no matter nationality, race, language, incapacity or age, whereas deepening their interplay with Tsujii.

This occasion takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


*The music class (workshop) is open solely to elementary college college students invited by ANA, however anybody can watch the occasion freed from cost.

ʻUkulele Picnic Concert produced by Japanese pop band Southern All Stars member, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi:

ʻUkulele picnic. PC: courtesy Aloha Group International

Focusing on the ʻukulele, an instrument symbolic of Hawaiʻi, ANA is collaborating with the “ʻUkulele Picnic in Hawaiʻi,” organized by the ʻUkulele Foundation of Hawaiʻi. The occasion will foster interplay between ʻukulele lovers and youngsters, and consists of performances by prime musicians from Japan and Hawaiʻi. This free occasion is designed not solely to introduce the enjoyment and surprise of the ʻukulele, but in addition to advertise appreciation and respect for Hawaiian tradition and music.

  • From Japan: Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, bassist of the world-famous music group Southern All Stars, will produce the live performance. A specifically assembled band led by Sekiguchi, together with famend guitarist Yoshio Nomura, will carry out.
  • From Hawaiʻi: Also showing are Nā Hōkū Hanohano (the Grammy Awards of Hawaiʻi) Award winners NUE, Ku’uipo Kumukahi and Jody Kamisato, who teaches ʻukulele courses to kids at ʻUkulele Hale, and his college students.

This occasion takes place on Nov. 19, from 2 to five:30 p.m. on the Tom Moffatt Waikīkī Shell.


*Participation within the workshop is proscribed to company with invites solely, however the ʻUkulele Picnic stage is open to everybody freed from cost.

Environmental actions (tree planting occasion):

ANA will plant 260 new Milo bushes, a practice that started in 2019 to rejoice the launch of the Airbus A380 FLYING HONU operation.

In July, ANA’s Airbus A380 FLYING HONU, the world’s largest passenger plane, resumed operations between Japan and Honolulu. This passenger plane will transport a lot of passengers and enhance the variety of individuals touring between the 2 cities. With this occasion, ANA continues its efforts to advertise cultural heritage, kids’s schooling, DEI and environmental preservation in Hawaiʻi.

ANA HOLDINGS Inc. was established in 2013 as the most important airline group holding firm in Japan, comprising 71 firms together with ANA and Peach Aviation, the main LCC in Japan. ANA is the most important operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the largest Dreamliner proprietor on this planet.