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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
Why Do Pennies Still Exist?
April 4, 2013
Challenging 9-Holes at Waiehu Golf Course
March 30, 2013
Prince Jonah Kuhio and Global Education
March 27, 2013
The Chickens of Pu’unene Avenue and Dairy Road
March 25, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Emigration
March 17, 2013
Why Aren't Personal Robots on Maui?
March 10, 2013
The World of Airports: No. 2 The Oh-So-Simple Free Bus Tour
February 17, 2013
Viewing Trash as a Resource
February 16, 2013
Necessity as Mother of Invention (and Sustainability)
February 14, 2013
Discontent on Maui
February 5, 2013
On Health and Becoming Bionic
February 3, 2013
The World of Airports: No. 1 The World of Whiskies
February 2, 2013
Senator Inouye, Willie K and “Danny Boy”
December 30, 2012
A Small Request: How Senator Inouye Helped a Young Couple
December 30, 2012
Chef Tylun Pang and Memories of Local Flavors
November 25, 2012
On The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
November 23, 2012
Maui: The Neighbor Islands’ No. 1 Economy -- Is Maui Real Estate next?
November 18, 2012