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Ray Tsuchiyama's family arrived on Maui in the early 1900s, and his late father attended Maui High with many illustrious Maui old timers. His Maui family members were elementary school teachers, plantation manager cook, stevedores, World War II Army veterans, nurses, hotel workers, and gas-station entrepreneurs.
His blogs re-interpret Hawai'i history through a current perspective, plus reviews of Hawaiian music, food, architecture, and even the lives of geckos.
He was born in northern Japan, and has traveled throughout China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Latin America, and Europe; the most profound influence on his life was growing up in Kalihi-Palama near downtown Honolulu.
"Pacific Memories and Visions" was presented an 2013 Excellence in Journalism Contest award by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
My Favorite Sites
Love and the Maui County Fair
October 1, 2012
Reflections on Maui County's Official Flag
September 23, 2012
The New Kihei High School of Science and Technology
September 17, 2012
Joel Katz and the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
September 15, 2012
The Mysterious Journey of the King Kalakaua Torah
August 19, 2012
The Future Hawai’i Olympics Delegation?
July 29, 2012
Why isn’t there an Elepani on Maui?
July 2, 2012
What Makes a Great Salesperson?
June 12, 2012
My Quest for a Good Malasada in Brazil
May 13, 2012
William “Opelu” Pai and His 1939 Great Swim
May 6, 2012
Keo Nakama and Swimming 26 Miles from Molokai to Oahu
April 28, 2012
The Next (Cautious) Hawai’i Real Estate Upturn
April 15, 2012
On Bilingualism and Mandarin in Minnetonka, Minnesota
April 6, 2012
Bilingualism, Aging, and Becoming Smarter
April 1, 2012