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Ray Tsuchiyama's family arrived on Maui in the early 1900s, and his father was at Maui High with many illustrious Maui old timers. Over the last two years for the Maui News, he has re-interpreted Hawai'i history through a current perspective, and has written on a range of options for the future, on transportation, food security, and population.
Update June 27, 2014: "Pacific Memories and Visions" was presented an 2013 Excellence in Journalism Contest award by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists:
First Place: Best 1-Person Online Features Site/1-Person Features Blog "Martin Luther King, Jr. Wearing a Lei in Selma, Alabama (and Other Blogs)," Pacific Visions and Memories (Maui News).
Thank you, professional journalist judges from the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists for highlighting my 1-person blog site as the best among Features blog sites in the State of Hawaii.
And thank you Maui News for giving me a forum two years and 120+ blog posts ago. I will continue to "look back" in Hawaii's history for clues for a bright future.
My Favorite Sites
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
Surrounded by Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
March 25, 2012
One Citizen, One Vote or Civics on Maui vis-a-vis China
March 17, 2012
One Year After the Great East Japan Earthquake
March 9, 2012
The “Hippie” Invasion of 1960s Maui
March 3, 2012
Gasoline Prices and Maui's Future
February 26, 2012
The U.S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin and his Maui Journey
February 18, 2012
The Kahului Black-Out and Customer Service
February 9, 2012
Paddling in Maalaea Bay
February 6, 2012
What Does the Movie “The Descendents” Tell About Hawai’i Now?
February 2, 2012