I had a good time with members of the 100th Battalion and friends today, November 15, 2012 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Club 100. 100th Battalion Veteran Paul Watanabe told me stories of his good friend and battalion colleague, Goro Sumida.
JON RIKI KARAMATSU · Attorney since 2001 with experience in transactional law, litigation, legal and legislative research, drafting of legislation, lobbying government officials, testifying before the legislature, media relations, and public relations. Producing entertainment events with GEKD, Inc. since 2014 (Reviewing safety plan, security, and permits). President of a non-profit organization, Jodo Mission of Hawaii (Jodo Shu Hawaii) since 2011. Former Hawaii State Representative for 8 years with experience in creating laws and appropriations, and community and government relations. Former owner of an Internet retail business for 10 years selling Hawaiian and island-themed products. Specialties: Public Affairs, Lobbying, Drafting Laws, Litigation, Marketing, Media Relations, and Public Relations.