Influencers


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Shakyamuni Buddha

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Shakyamuni Buddha

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Mahatma Gandhi

U.S. President John F. Kennedy

U.S. President John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

Hawaii Governor John A. Burns

Hawaii Governor John A. Burns

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U.S. Senator Sparky Matsunaga

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

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

Former Governor George R. Ariyoshi & Hawaii State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Hawaii House Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say & Hawaii State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

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

Rep. Clift. Tsuji & Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Hawaii State Representative Clift Tsuji & Hawaii State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Hawaii State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu & Hawaii State Representative Bob Nakasone

Hawaii State Senator Carol Fukunaga & Hawaii State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu

Hawaii State Representatives Roland Sagum, Ken Ito, Jerry Chang, and 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 as Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney & Legislative Liaison 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 while serving as Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney & Legislative Liaison on the 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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