Influencers


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President John F. Kennedy

President John F. Kennedy

U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy and Congressman John A. Burns, July 1959 at Honolulu Airport.

Governor John A. Burns dedicates Keahole, Kona, Airport.

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“Hawaii Five-0” Governor, actor Richard Denning & Governor John A. Burns at a 1968 fundraiser

Governor John A. Burns

Governor John A. Burns

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Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu & Former Senator Nadao “Najo” Yoshinaga

Former Governor John Waihe’e, Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu, & U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka

Former Governor George R. Ariyoshi & Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say & Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Representatives Ken Ito, Jerry L. Chang, Jon Riki Karamatsu, & Michael Magaoay

Rep. Clift. Tsuji & Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Representative Clift Tsuji & Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu & Representative Bob Nakasone

Senator Carol Fukunaga & Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Roland Sagum, Rep. Ken Ito, Rep. Jerry Chang, & Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu at their reception for the 2010 Legislative Opening Day at the Iolani Palace administration building.

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro and I at Keith's fundraiser on November 21, 2013.

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro and I at Keith’s fundraiser on November 21, 2013.

Former Hawaii Senate President Norman Mizuguchi and I on Hawaii Senate floor for the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature on January 16, 2014.

Former Hawaii Senate President Norman Mizuguchi and I on Hawaii Senate floor for the opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature on January 16, 2014.

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James Altucher, an entrepreneur, author, and podcast show host has helped in me in my life and career since my friend Ryan Sanada told me to listen to his podcast in April 2015 after my life took a slight downfall. Generate 10 ideas a day if you can; Idea sex or mix various ideas together; Work with others who have skills and ideas that compliment yours;  Take care of your health; and most importantly, “Choose Yourself” – pursue all areas of your passions and dreams.

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Marie Forleo, an entrepreneur, Youtube TV show host, and author has helped me stay positive in my life and career since I discovered her show in May 2016.  She gives advice on productivity, opportunities, and difficult times, among many things.  Her quote sums it up, “Everything is figuroutable.”

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