Monthly Archives: February 2011

Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai 88th General Membership Meeting


On Sunday, February 27, 2011, I attended the Jodo Mission of Hawaii (Honolulu Jodo Shu) service at 10:00 A.M., followed by the Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai 88th General Membership Meeting.  I made a welcome speech as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii.  After, we had lunch, recognized our senior members, and played bingo that included prizes.  The Fujinkai’s membership is women members of Honolulu Jodo Shu and they raise money for the temple through various events and services.

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Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating Meeting


On Saturday, February 26, 2011, I attended the Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating Meeting at Shinnyo-en with Brandon Mistuda from 1:00 P.M.

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2011 Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Dinner


On Saturday, February 19, 2011, I attended the Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Dinner at Empress Restaurant in Chinatown from 6:00 P.M. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu, a former Narcissus Princess attended as my guest.

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2/17/2011 Lateral Deadline: 2011 Honolulu Prosecutor Bills Status


The following are our legislative package bills that are still alive:

  1. TRO Enhanced Penalties: HB 238 HD1 and SB 1014
  2. Order for Protection Enhanced Penalties: SB 1015
  3. Promoting Prostitution Witness Security: HB 240 and SB 1016
  4. Promoting Prostitution Increase Penalties: HB 241 and SB 1017
  5. Habitual Solicitation of Prostitution Increase Penalty: HB 242 and SB 1018
  6. Killing of Pet Animal of Another: HB 243 HD1, SB 1068 and SB 1092 (Sen. Clayton Hee introduced our Senate companion bills)
  7. Victim Rights DOH Notification: SB 82 SD1 (We inserted our language into Sen. Will Espero’s bill)
  8. Witnesses Per Diem Increase: HB 245 HD1
  9. Appropriation to Dept. of Prosecuting Attorney Honolulu: HB 246
  10. Mandatory Min. for Crimes Against Elders: SB 1023
  11. No probation for Theft Over $100,000: HB 249 and SB 1024

HB 247 HD1 Involuntary Hospitalization for Sexually Violent Predators passed the House Health Committee but was deferred in the House Judiciary Committee, and its companion SB 1022 was never heard in the Senate Health Committee.  This bill is pau for this legislative session but still alive for the next legislative session.

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My Dad’s Birthday


Tonight, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 6:15 P.M., my mom, sister Lara, and I celebrated my dad’s birthday at Yanagi Sushi. My sister and I treated. I gave my dad a Tori Richard aloha shirt.

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2011 Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu Legislative Package


The 2011 Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu Legislative Package, which I worked on include enhanced penalties for violation of temporary orders and court order of protections, protecting animals from being killed, increasing per diems for witnesses, giving victims notification of offenders status on mental fitness, protecting witnesses in promoting prostitution cases, increasing penalties for promoting prostitution, increasing penalty for habitual solicitation of prostitution, involuntary hospitalization for sexually violent predators, mandatory minimum terms for certain offenses committed against, property theft over $100,000 shall not be sentenced to probation, and funding for our department for service in career criminal prosecution, drug court, Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement, and Victim Witness Assistance Program.

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