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The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai (right) and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama (left)

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The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiäkea High School senior Meghan M.B.Y. Nagai and Hilo High School senior Kara Yoshiyama. The two were recognized for their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Nagai, who is the daughter of Kenjin Kai members Sylvia and Michael Nagai, was a valedictorian....
Mallory Go

Herald Salutes – Molokai High School Sophomore, Mallory Go

Moloka‘i High School sophmore Mallory Go won first place at the Hawai‘i HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) National Leadership Conference, held from Feb. 26 to 27 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Go competed against other Hawai‘i high school students in epidemiology –– or the study of the distribution, incidence and control of disease in....
Stacie Kunihisa

Herald Salutes – Kanoelani Elementary School Principal, Stacie Kunihisa

Kanoelani Elementary School principal Stacie Kunihisa was named the 2019 Hawai‘i National Distinguished Principal by the Hawai‘i Elementary School and Middle School Administrators Association at the Hale Koa Hotel on April 28. She will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals and awardees from the other 49 states in Washington, D.C., in October. Just....
Kuakini president and CEO Gary Kajiwara, seated between Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Koichi Ito and Mrs. Misako Ito, holds his imperial decoration certificate. Kajiwara was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. (Photos courtesy Kuakini Health Systems)

Herald Salutes – Kuakini Health System President and CEO, Gary K. Kajiwara

Kuakini Health System president and CEO Gary K. Kajiwara was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito on Feb. 1 at the Japanese Consulate. Kajiwara was recognized for his contributions to strengthening and promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the United States in the....
Photo of Gwen Fujie

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Gwen Fujie has been selected as executive director of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, succeeding the late Jane Serikaku, who held the post for approximately 12 years before passing last summer. Fujie assumed the position on Jan. 2. Fujie’s ancestral roots in Okinawa are in Oroku and Yomitan. She is a member of Yomitan Club,....
Deputy Consul General Takayuki Shinozawa with scholarship recipients JiaJie He (left) and Yunmi Kim. (Photo courtesy Japanese Consulate)

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An award presentation ceremony recognizing the 2018 MEXT — Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology — Japanese Studies student (Nihongo Nihonbunka Kenshu Ryugakusei) scholarship recipients was held Aug. 30 at the Japanese Consulate in Nu‘uanu.
Headshots of Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

Herald Salutes – Jairus Iwasaki and Deylen Nekoba

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai presented scholarships of $1,000 each to Waiakea High School seniors Jairus Iwasaki and Deylyn Nekoba in recognition of their excellence in academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements. Kenjin Kai president Jon Arizumi presented the awards to Iwasaki and Nekoba at the school’s senior awards assembly on May 1.
Island Insurance Foundation president Tyler Tokioka and state Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto (far right) congratulate 2018 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recipient Corinne Yogi. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Kipapa Elementary School principal Corinne Yogi received the 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation. Yogi was presented the $25,000 award at the annual Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on April 19. The award is named in honor of Island Insurance Company,....
Photo of Troy Hashimoto

Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....
Ken Kakesako (center) with Stevenson principal Linell Dilwith (far left), DOE complex area superintendent for Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt Ruth Silberstein, Noelani teacher Katherine Nakamura, and representatives of the Milken Foundation and Hawaii USA FCU. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Stevenson Middle School teacher Ken Kakesako was selected Hawai‘i’s Milken Teacher of Promise Award by the National Milken Educators of Hawai‘i. Kakesako is currently in his third year of teaching science at Stevenson. The award annually recognizes a teacher who demonstrates excellence in the field and the highest qualities of a professional educator during their....

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