The Japanese in Hawaii: 150 Years

The first intentional Japanese arrived in Hawaii in 1868 (there were some ships that accidentally strayed off course). Island Issues host Sherry Bracken talks with Arnold Hiura of the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo about why the first arrivals came, how they lived and fared, and a little about the influence of the Japanese Americans on politics, life in Hawaii, and more.  Photo is Arnold Hiura and wife Eloise Hiura, who assumes a lot of administrative tasks for the Hawaii Japanese Center (credit, Sherry Bracken)

Air Date:  Dec. 19, 2018