George Ariyoshi
American politician
George Ariyoshi
George Ryoichi Ariyoshi, served as the third Governor of Hawaii from 1974 to 1986. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He assumed the governorship when John A. Burns was declared incapacitated. When he was elected, Ariyoshi became the first American of Asian descent to be elected governor of a state of the United States.
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Hawaii Teachers Union Backs State Senator David Ige Over Neil Abercrombie For Governor
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The Hawaii State Teachers Association on Sunday endorsed state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary for governor and urged other unions to consider Ige as a viable alternative to Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The 13,500-member teachers union, which had backed Abercrombie in 2010, cited Ige's strong support for public education and public school teachers. The endorsement is a potentially significant boost to Ige's campaign, which has struggled to raise money and attract visibility. Former Govs. George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano have supported Ige, but the soft-spoken state senator is widely seen as the underdog against Abercrombie. "Our selection was made because of his record as a senator and as a representative in this state," Wil Okabe, the president of the teachers union, said at a news conference at the HSTA's Red Hill headquarters. "I think that David Ige's record stands for itself. He has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the professionals at the school level and the char ...
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Waikiki Needs Love
Hawaii Reporter - about 5 years
BY J. ARTHUR RATH III - Hawaii’s Pink Palace in the shadow of recent neighbors.  Stone wall enclosing Kiddie Pond, keeps surfers from intruding. --Photo by Doug Boyd, Zoo Fence Artist We were sitting on a bench at this picture site.  After thanking Coconut Willee for weaving my new coconut hat I reminisced. “Kuhio Beach was our play ground here when the U.S. Army decided Japan wasn’t going to invade and removed the barbed wire. Why shake your head?” “Culture shock,” muttered Willee. “Been away too long.” “True, when we left Waikiki still had the look of where royalty played. Kings erected structures in downtown Honolulu for ceremony and work.” Willee was wide-eyed: “Buildings by Hawaiian Kings—did they use Japanese money?  I know Kalakaua visited there and offered a Princess, wanting in clued Japanese royalty within the Hawaiian family.” I shook my head.  He lit a cigar and confided: “Must paka here, Waikiki doesn’t have cigar bars.  We’ll move if tourists sit down wind.” ...
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Island Images - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi. They and other aloha fashion designers and local fashion business leaders are trying to revive Aloha Friday and boost the local fashion industry. The first Aloha Friday was promoted in 1964 by Hawaiian Fashion Guide
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Hawaii Gov: Let's Bring Back 'Aloha Friday' - Honolulu Civil Beat
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi, Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday said he hoped residents would revive the Aloha Friday tradition of donning aloha shirts and muumuu. The custom has kind of "slipped away," Abercrombie said. "Yes, there is a business side,
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慈善家鄒錦榮80壽宴 賀客盈門 - 世界日報
Google News - over 5 years
(通訊記者高振華/攝影) 夏威夷大慈善家、華裔醫師鄒錦榮6月25日晚間接受由前州長友吉(George Ariyoshi)夫婦為他舉辦的80壽誕酒筵,現場除了親朋好友,還有夏威夷州法官、大學教授及法商醫界名流到場祝賀,場面極為溫馨。 70年前還是檀香山華埠地區一名擦鞋童的
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Don't count on feds as fund source — Ariyoshi - Maui News
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi warned Wednesday. Ariyoshi, noted as a frugal governor during his 1974-1986 terms, had to balance budgets during the first-ever pause in the postwar tourism boom. During the current economic troubles, local governments have kept in the
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On the Scene - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi, left, Jean Ariyoshi, Japanese Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo and Etsuko Kamo at “Lokomaika'i for Japan,” a fundraiser for disaster victims May 27 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Guests enjoyed delicacies prepared by hotel chefs and an early
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Ariyoshi Signs State Functional Plans Bill into Law - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi yesterday signed into law a bill that makes the state functional plans guidelines for future growth. The Legislature this year approved 10 of the 12 functional plans to carry out the goals of the 1978 state General Plan
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Movie producer to speak at state counties meeting - Maui News
Google News - over 5 years
George Ariyoshi and former Maui County Mayor Elmer F. Cravalho - as well as business, nonprofit and community leaders. In his release, Mateo said that the conference will highlight opportunities for Hawaii's counties to share knowledge and strategize
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George Ariyoshi - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - almost 6 years
George Ariyoshi, the successor to Gov. John Burns, posed for a photo last week in his office at the law firm of Watanabe Ing LLP. Now 85, Ariyoshi remains engaged in the community. At 85, George Ariyoshi still relishes coming in to work at his old law
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Reach for the stars from Hawaii - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - almost 6 years
... Hawaii Office of Aerospace Development; Charles Noh, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago; Jacob Hudson, UH Student Launch Initiative; Elliot Pulham, Hawaii Aerospace Advisory Committee and The Space Foundation; and former Gov. George Ariyoshi
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Movie Producer Ryan Kavanaugh to Keynote Annual Counties' Conference in Wailea - Maui Now
Google News - almost 6 years
George Ariyoshi, State Sen. Shan Tsutsui of Maui, State Rep. Derek Kawakami of Kauai and Elmer Cravalho, former Mayor of Maui County and former Speaker of the State House. Other conference speakers include Jeff Matsu, leader of the Hawaii Green Jobs
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Core values and consistency are what Don Horner appreciates - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Google News - almost 6 years
Then he would march over to the Republicans to tell them about how his candidate (George Ariyoshi, Dan Inouye or Dan Akaka) was going to eat them for lunch. Today, if First Hawaiian's new boss, Don Horner, goes to the party, nobody knows where he will
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TIM School event avoids 'elephant' talk - Pacific Business News (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
George Ariyoshi and Outrigger Enterprise Group Chairman Richard Kelley. And, if you left the dinner with anything beyond your fill of steak, mahi mahi and haupia cake, it was that Hawaii needs to do all it can to stay competitive as a destination,
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Guest List for White House Dinner for the Emperor and Empress of Japan
NYTimes - over 22 years
Following is the guest list for tonight's dinner for the Emperor and Empress of Japan, as provided by the White House: President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. Kiichi Miyazawa, head of the official suite and member of the Japanese House of Representatives. Ambassador
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HAWAII DEMOCRATS SHOW RENEWED STRENGTH
NYTimes - about 31 years
Hawaii's Democratic political organization flexed its muscles in a special election and the result casts doubt on Republican assertions of growing strength in this year's race for Governor. Republican candidates for the three Honolulu City Council seats that were contested received 20 percent of the 30,000 votes cast last Saturday. The Democratic
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REPUTED CRIME LEADER IN HAWAII TO BE TRIED IN 11-YEAR-OLD KILLING
NYTimes - almost 32 years
In the latest of a series of crackdowns on organized crime in Hawaii, Wilford (Nappy) Pulawa, reputed to be one of Hawaii's top organized crime leaders, is to go on trial June 17 in State Court in an 11- year-old murder case. Mr. Pulawa, 49 years old, pleaded not guilty April 1 to an indictment accusing him of ordering the murder of Alexander Chung
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Disaster Declared in Hawaii
NYTimes - over 32 years
Gov. George Ariyoshi declared several sections of the island of Hawaii ''major disaster areas'' Friday because of a continuing severe drought. The announcement makes state assistance available for emergency water projects and provides tax relief for certain losses.
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MILK WAR POINTS UP HAWAIIAN INSULARITY
NYTimes - over 32 years
It was a half-gallon container of milk, a small thing, that provided the most recent demonstration that Oahu, its ties to the rest of the United States notwithstanding, is a tight little island where defenders of local interests rise quickly to ward off intruders. At issue was an attempt by Safeway Stores, Incorporated, to ship in fresh milk from
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INQUIRY ON MURDERS IN HAWAII BRINGS GOVERNOR AND PROSECUTOR INTO CONFLICT
NYTimes - over 32 years
An investigation of gangland-style murders has brought the Honolulu prosecutor, a Republican, and the Democratic Governor, George Ariyoshi, into a public conflict that has significant implications for the state's political future. The case centers on a confessed killer-for-hire who has named his accomplices and his employers, according to the
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 76
    He served five terms as chairman, until he was not reappointed by Republican Governor Linda Lingle in 2003.
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  • 1987
    Age 60
    After his term as governor in 1987, Ariyoshi and his wife were stopped by U.S. Customs at the Honolulu International Airport because they failed to declare over $30,000.00 worth of jewelry after returning from a trip to Japan.
    More Details Hide Details The Ariyoshis paid $11,389.00 in fines. Former Gov. Ariyoshi resigned from the Board of Directors of First Hawaiian Bank to spare them "any embarrassment".
  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 59
    Barred by term limits from seeking another term in 1986, Ariyoshi was succeeded by Waihee.
    More Details Hide Details After leaving public office, he served in a variety of corporate and non-profit capacities.
  • 1978
    Age 51
    He was re-elected in 1978 with Jean King as lieutenant governor and in 1982 with John D. Waihee III as lieutenant governor.
    More Details Hide Details Ariyoshi's administration was marked by fiscal conservatism as the post-statehood economic boom came to an end. He guided the state through its first economic recession. He has gathered some criticism for having only people with Japanese surnames on his staff, many were relatives.
  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 47
    In the election of 1974, he was elected governor in his own right, with Nelson Doi as his lieutenant governor.
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  • 1973
    Age 46
    When Governor Burns fell ill in October 1973, Ariyoshi assumed his constitutional role as acting governor.
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  • 1970
    Age 43
    He served in the senate until 1970 when he ran for and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in 1970 with Governor John A. Burns.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 31
    He was later elected to the Hawaii Territorial Senate in 1958, then to the Hawaii State Senate in 1959.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    Ariyoshi married Jean Miya Hayashi in 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Lynn, born in 1957; and two sons, Ryozo, born in 1959, and Donn, 1961. In her book Washington Place: A First Lady's Story, Jean Ariyoshi credits former police officer Larry Mehau as becoming responsible for her family's safety. Mehau was also named "Neighbor Islands Coordinator" for her husband's campaign for governor. In the book she states that Mehau, although having a reputation as being honest and tough, was nicknamed in the press as "the Godfather". She does not mention why he was given this nickname, but the press did so because he was accused of having ties to the criminal underworld. According to Jean Ariyoshi, Mehau offered his help but told her husband: "I know I'm controversial, so don't put me up in front." Her husband responded: "I've known you for a long time and I've known you to be a good and honest person. What kind of friend would I be if I said 'I want your help but I don't want anyone to know you're helping me?' I'm not afraid to have people know of our friendship." In his own 200-page autobiography, With Obligation to All, George Ariyoshi does not mention Larry Mehau at all.
  • 1954
    Age 27
    Ariyoshi's political career began in 1954 when he was elected to the Hawaii Territorial House of Representatives.
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  • 1952
    Age 25
    He then went on to receive his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1952.
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  • 1949
    Age 22
    Upon returning stateside, he first attended the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, then transferred to Michigan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1944
    Age 17
    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Japanese immigrant parents, Ariyoshi graduated in 1944 from McKinley High School.
    More Details Hide Details As World War II drew to a close, he served as an interpreter with the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service in Japan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1926.
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