Today, Saturday, April 16, 2011, I picked up my friend and former office manager of my State House office, Baron Gushiken to see the ashes of our friend Senator Nadao “Najo” Yoshinaga be released into the ocean at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park from 1:30 P.M. Senator Yoshinaga participated in the Univeristy of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, thus, they coordinated this service. Governor John A. Burns whom the school is named after, was his good friend. Senator Yoshinaga created some of Hawaii’s most influential laws. I threw a lei into the ocean for him. Then moments later, a wave splashed against the rocks, flew up, and landed on my entire front side of my body. I miss the Senator so much. Though I know he is still here with us.
Daily Archives: April 16, 2011
I was interviewed by Jennefer Barua, an undergraduate student at the Univerisity of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) regarding the law on shark fins at my office on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 1:30 P.M. I was very impressed with her questions because she looked at all sides of the issue including environmental impact, cultural significance, unintended catches by the fishing industry, and impact on the businesses. I wish her the best in her research project and her future goal to have a career in public policy.