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2019 Opening Day of the Hawaii State Legislature


I attended the Opening Day of the 2019 Hawaii State Legislature on Wednesday January 16, 2019. This is a photo I took from the third floor of the Hawaii State Capitol. 🏛

My business partners and I are working to build facilities, infrastructure, and services for private jets at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (“KOA”), which will create jobs and revenue for Hawaii island and the State of Hawaii. Further, our entities are helping the State on improvements they want in their KOA master plan. 🛫

Further, my other business partner and I passed out coupon fliers for our client Minori Craft Japanese Tavern @minorihawaii , a Japanese restaurant located near the Hawaii Convention Center at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. 🥢

It was nice to see old friends and colleagues when I served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010. I also got to meet recently elected politicians and new friends. 😊

Even though I’ve been trying to live quietly and alone for about 3.75 years, I still have the passion and love for playing a small role in Hawaii’s future, now entirely through the private and nonprofit sectors. To all my friends I saw hustling to make Hawaii better, thank you! 🤗

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Pain is my Power


Kick my broken bones.

When they heal, I will return.

Pain is my power.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem No. 216, 12/31/2018 –

When you get taken down, take that negative energy to power your comeback. Rebuild, have empathy for your opposition, and keep providing value for others. Positivity will always rise.

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Dirt Over Diamonds


They crush me for them.

They see what they want to see.

Dirt over diamonds.

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Haiku Poem No. 212, 12/31/2018 –

The harder you work at your dreams, the further you go. The further you go, others will hate on you and crush you. All they see of you is dirt. Ignore them. They can crush the dirt for us. It is where we grind and hustle anyways. Focus on creating value for others, the diamonds underneath the dirt. Only those who appreciate the value you give them, will see and feel the diamonds!

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern Open Christmas & New Business Hours


Wishing you & your loved ones a wonderful holiday season! Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is open tonight, if you want to go out for a Christmas dinner.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern’s business hours from 12/25/18 to 1/7/19 are as follows:
Mondays & 1/1/19 New Year’s Day — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm.
 
Call to make reservations at (808) 951-4444.
 
Take-out bento reservation — One day advance notice. Bento pick-up time is from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
10% discount when you bring our flyer or ad in the Nikkan Sun.
 
Soft Opening business hours on 1/8/19 & for the rest of the month of January 2019 are as follows:
Mondays — Closed.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 5 pm to 12 am.
Happy Hours from 5 pm to 6 pm & 10 pm to 12 am.

 

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern is located at 1731 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, which is on the Westside/Ewa of Kalakaua Ave. & North/Mauka or mountainside of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Blvd. There’s parking in front of the restaurant. 2-hour parking validation is available at Century Center Condo. at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., East/Diamondhead of Minori Craft Japanese Tavern.

The restaurant serves dishes such as nabe/hot cooking pot; yakiniku/BBQ; sashimi; tempura; sushi; curry; other popular Japanese cuisine; & dessert.

They’re on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest, & its website is at http://www.minorihawaii.com.
Tsukada Nojo was its former brand. Mahalo! #japaneserestaurant #hawaiirestaurant #japanesefood #honolulu #hawaii #christmas

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Minori Craft Japanese Tavern


Dear Friends,

I’m excited for Minori Craft Japanese Tavern, a Japanese restaurant that will launch in the first quarter of 2019 at 1731 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, which is on the Ewa-side or Westside of Kalakaua Avenue & Mauka or North of the Hawaii Convention Center & Kapiolani Boulevard.

The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices. There will also be take-out bentos available for people & organizations.

Minori Craft Japanese Tavern has two floors & a bar, a great place for dining & pau hana or after work gatherings to unwind. It will be able to accommodate business & private events as well.

The restaurant is on Facebook & Instagram, & its website is at https://www.minorihawaii.com Minori Craft Japanese Tavern. Have a great day!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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The restaurant will be serving various dishes such as but not limited to assorted sashimi; assorted tempura; sushi; nabe or hot cooking pot with chicken, pork, beef, & assorted vegetables; yakiniku or BBQ chicken, beef, & pork; other popular Japanese cuisine; a number of different appetizer dishes; & some dessert choices.

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One Percent Improvement Everyday


Entrepreneur James Altucher @altucher , author of “Choose Yourself” and Podcast show host of the James Altucher Show, encourages us to improve ourselves by at least 1% everyday. Whether we are learning, producing content, and/or building relationships, our improvements will compound over time! Here, I’m at Starbucks @starbucks at Waikele Premium Outlets @waikelepo in Hawaii on this awesome Saturday, December 1, 2018!

Keep going my friends! Crush it!

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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Taking Chances


My niece and I at our @airbnb in San Diego, California on 10/16/2018. She’s a bold one in my family.

In life, we take chances. After studying, learning, planning, and strategizing, we have to take that leap if we want to find out what’s possible. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Everytime we grow.

With Warmest Aloha,
Jon

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