Historic Waikiki – How It Became Hawaii’s Most Valuable Real Estate

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Famous Area Is Steeped In History Today Waikiki is perhaps the most exciting place in all Hawaii.  Throngs of people, a multitude of shops and restaurants, great beaches and fabulous surfing waves, affordable oceanfront condominiums and hotels – what more could anyone want? Waikiki wasn’t always high-rises and high-end shops, however.  The area used to… Continue reading Historic Waikiki – How It Became Hawaii’s Most Valuable Real Estate

Hawaii’s Own Nisei Soldiers

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Japanese Americans in Hawaii Fight Valiantly for their Country The recent visit to Hawaii by Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko provides a good time to remember the wonderful contributions of Hawaii’s Nisei Soldiers. The story of the 442nd/100th began on February 1, 1943 when the US government formed the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, which was initially… Continue reading Hawaii’s Own Nisei Soldiers

Brudda Iz – The Most Famous Hawaiian Singer and Musician

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Renown Hawaiian Musician Heard Throughout the World Hawaii has produced many wonderful musicians and singers, but none more famous or popular than Brudda Iz (1959-1997). Israel Ka‘ano‘i Kamakawiwo‘ole began his musical career with the Mākaha Sons of Ni‘ihau, which eventually released ten albums and toured the US.  They also hosted an annual concert every Memorial Day at… Continue reading Brudda Iz – The Most Famous Hawaiian Singer and Musician

The Hawaiian Flag – How Did the Hawaii State Flag Come To Be and What Does It Mean

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When you travel in Hawaii, perhaps staying at Big Island Condo or a Kauai Vacation Rental, you will likely see the Hawaii State Flag flying over homes and buildings. The flag design is also seen on everything from t-shirts to bumper stickers displaying “Hawaiian pride.” Have you ever wondered how the design of the Hawaii… Continue reading The Hawaiian Flag – How Did the Hawaii State Flag Come To Be and What Does It Mean