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2017 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance on Saturday August 18 and 19, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii was a success.  It feels so good to support culture and tradition that make Hawaii and our country so unique for all to enjoy! I’m honored to serve as President of Jodo Mission of Hawaii for the past 7 years and board member for the past 12 years.

The food was great with barbecue sticks, saimin, gyoza, chili and rice, andagi (Okinawan donuts), shave ice, and more. The dancers and taiko did performed well. I’m sure our ancestors are happy.

Mahalo to everyone who volunteered, and to all who came to enjoy the festivities! See you next year and may peace be with you and all those you touch.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodomission #jodoshuhawaii #jodoshu #buddhism #obon #obonservices #bondance #honolulu #hawaii #ancestors #gratitude

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Together we can reach new heights!


Together we can reach new heights in providing value to our community and world! Mahalo for all you do! Have a great day!

#reachnewheights #teamwork #business #entrepreneurship #publicservice #nonprofit #community #world #honolulu #kona #hawaiianislands #hawaii 

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Doraku and Mike Epps Comedy Show


Pictured just before getting picked up by my good friend Allen Yadao who I met while we served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys, to eat at Doraku in Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii, followed by the Mike Epps comedy show across the street at Blaisdell Concert Hall on July 22, 2017. 


My good friend Allen Yadao and I at the Mike Epps comedy show at Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 22, 2017. Earlier, we ate at Doraku in Kaka’ako, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Allen and I quickly became friends while we served as Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys.

#allenyadao #friend #friends #doraku #restaurant #mikeepps #comedian #comedy #comedyshow #blaisdellconcerthall #kakaako #honolulu #hawaii #gratitude

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Keep moving fiercely towards your vision! 


Keep moving fiercely towards your vision! 

#vision #goals #goal #move #fiercely #tenacity #drive #determination 

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Every little moment has potential for something great.


Every little moment has potential for something great.

#gratitude #mindfulness #peace #innerpeace #love #positivethinking #positiveliving #relationships #romance #futurelove #ideas #career #quotes #quote #jonrikikaramatsu 

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Nature and Friends


To reduce our anxiety and stress, it’s good to be in nature and with positive people. I’m with my good friend and life coach Brandon Mitsuda at Ko’olina Lagoon 4, Oahu, Hawaii on June 25, 2017.

#beach #ocean #oceantherapy #sand #koolina #koolinabeach #lagoon #oahu #hawaii #sundayfunday #nature

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Pearl City High School 2017 Graduation


My alma mater, Pearl City High School 2017 Graduation at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii on the afternoon of May 20, 2017. Go Chargers!!! 

#pearlcityhighschool #pchs #almamater #alumni #graduation #highschoolgraduation #chargers #oahu #hawaii #alohastadium

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