REP. MARK TAKAI: On predecessors and future of Asian Americans in national politics

Freshman congressman Rep. Mark Takai is a 48-year-old veteran and father of two. Born on Oahu and a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Takai was first elected to the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1994. He  worked with the late Rep. Patsy Mink and Sen. Daniel Inouye. He has served in the Hawaii […]

President Obama designates former Hawai‘i wartime camp a national monument

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Feb. 24 signed the official proclamation declaring the former Honouliuli confinement site a national monument. “The Honouliuli Internment Camp (Honouliuli) serves as a powerful reminder of the need to protect civil liberties in times of conflict, and the effects of martial law on civil society,” said the presidential proclamation, presented […]