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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 "Best Features Blog" Winner award and a 2014 Finalist award by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
My Favorite Sites
What Our Family Owes Governor Abercrombie
August 14, 2014
Candidate David Ige and Changing Demographics
August 10, 2014
The Maui Grand Hotel, the Grandness of Wailuku
July 26, 2014
Friday, 4 – 5 PM: Stuck Between Lahaina and Kihei
July 12, 2014
Captain Honolulu and 1960s Childhood TV Memories
July 6, 2014
Becoming Smarter Through Simple Handwriting
June 30, 2014
Sheldon Simeon and Local Dishes with a Twist
June 20, 2014
Why Isn’t China at the World Cup in Sunny Brazil?
June 14, 2014
A Quiet Memorial Day
May 27, 2014
Update to Electric Cars on Maui
May 11, 2014
The Four Novels of Milton Murayama
April 13, 2014
Colorado and the Great Pot Experiment of January 1 2014
January 1, 2014
Christmas Eve at Makena’s Keawala‘i Church
December 25, 2013
The Rise of Dairy Queen, Treats and Sweets, and The Sad Fall
December 15, 2013