Monthly Archives: September 2011

Waianae District Court Trial Wins


On Friday, September 16, 2011, I won 2 speeding trials at Waianae District Court located in the Kapolei Courthouse.

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Grandpa and Grandma Sakai


Grandpa Tadao Sakai: Taught me to be kind to everyone. He always watched me play sports, taught me how to ride a bike, and was always there for me.  He is the most compassionate person I have ever known and I try to be like him everyday.  My grandpa owned a construction company in Kauai that did a number of projects including what he called, “the rock wall” or dam in Waimea Valley Kauai to protect the community from floods.  He ended his career as an inspector for the Department of Transportation, State of Hawaii, working on the H-1 and H-2 freeways.

Grandma Ellen Sakai: Taught me the importance of education.  She was so proud of all her grandchildren.  She always wanted one of us to become a medical doctor because she felt it was a profession that could really help people.  My sister Mia Lei Karamatsu fulfilled her dream.  My grandma was a seamstress for a department store.

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Video Shoot for Takami Corporation’s Terrace by the Sea


On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, from 5:00 PM, I participated in a video shoot for Takami Corporation’s Terrace by the Sea re-development project in Kaka’ako.  This project was led by my dear friend Scott Dunn who passed away not too long ago.  I met his business partner Jeannie Murata who video taped me at the Hawaii State Capitol.  Takami Corporation bought the property of the old John Dominis Restaurant.  I met the President of the company, Mr. Takami through Scott at my office.  A couple of years ago, I was supposed to go to Japan with Scott and Jeannie for a big party hosted by Mr. Takami, but I was busy campaigning for Lt. Governor, among other things.  I wish I went and spent some fun time with Scott.  Helping this project makes me feel Scott is still here.

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