By Carl Wright
Published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Wednesday, June 5, 1974.
Hiroshima, labeled in the world's memory as the 1945 target of the first atomic bomb, has another and much older significance for Hawaii.
The city of Hiroshima, and the surrounding prefecture of the same name, was the most prolific single source of Japanese emigration to Hawaii.
The main period of emigration got under way in 1885, and over the next four decades tens of thousands of Japanese left their homeland for Hawaii.
With members of the Uyeda family
Published in Wasabi Magazine
Volume 1, Issue 6, February/March 2019, Page 36 & 37
With member Wayne Tanna
By Caitlin Basilio
For the second time, Chaminade’s School of Business and Communications team took first place in a global case-study competition, hosted recently in Baltimore by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
Coaches Carolyn Kuriyama, Wayne Tanna and advisor Richard Kido took pride in their student team of Kiana Avalos, Chelan Crane, Darnell Fenderson, and Remi Kohno.
“I am extremely proud of our students for winning the IACBE Student Case Study Competition,” said Kido, also a CU associate professor. “The fact that they won is proof that our students from a small school in Hawaii can compete with anyone in the country and be successful.”
With member Henry Ishida
By Gregg K. Kakesako
published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Two from the 442nd and one from the 492nd will receive France’s Legion of Honor medal
Three World War II veterans, two of whom served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, say they are honored that the French government is giving them its highest medal for helping to liberate the country but add that the decoration also belongs to all soldiers who fought and died there.
With members from the Uyeda family
By Erika Engle
Published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser
Uyeda Shoe Store in Moiliili is a third-generation family business that turns 100 this year and will relocate — but not for a while and not too far away.
Claire Takashima's mother dug up an old picture of Claire's grandfather in the family's first store on Fort Street in Honolulu, which specialized in shoe repair.
"That's an Edison light bulb," as in Thomas Edison, she said, pointing at a bare bulb in the photo. The family business was established in 1915 after Takashima's grandfather Saijiro Uyeda and grandmother Hatsuno immigrated to Hawaii from Japan. The couple's eight children grew up in and around the store.
Because even the best shoes can be repaired only so many times, the decision was made to also sell new shoes. "My grandmother put a little showcase in the store," Takashima said, and over time, sales of new shoes supplanted the repair business.