Ray Tsuchiyama

Ray Tsuchiyama was with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and also was in real estate development, high technology and management consulting.  He was raised in Kalihi-Palama.

A ‘What If’ Scenario For Honolulu’s Rail Project

A ‘What If’ Scenario For Honolulu’s Rail Project

A proposed public-private partnership from the 1980s might have dramatically changed the island’s history.

Students Thrived At This Maui School In Territorial Hawaii Flickr: kaparker99

Students Thrived At This Maui School In Territorial Hawaii

The old high school at Hamakuapoko provided a transformational education for many who became key figures in Hawaii’s transition from territory to state.

From Meiji To Reiwa: The ‘Modern’ King Kalakaua And Japan Flickr: Robert Huffstutter

From Meiji To Reiwa: The ‘Modern’ King Kalakaua And Japan

Recalling Hawaii’s close ties to the Chrysanthemum Throne during the 19th century.

Hurricane Harvey’s Reminder For Hawaii: FEMA Can’t Do It All Texas Military Department

Hurricane Harvey’s Reminder For Hawaii: FEMA Can’t Do It All

Well before the Texas flooding, the federal agency called on communities nationwide to plan their own responses to disasters.

Hawaii And Japan: A 75-Year Post-Pearl Harbor Journey of Peace Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii And Japan: A 75-Year Post-Pearl Harbor Journey of Peace

Tuesday’s events involving President Obama and Prime Minister Abe are just the latest examples of reconciliation on a grand scale.

Public-Private Partnerships And Their Potential For Rail HART Website

Public-Private Partnerships And Their Potential For Rail

Getting creative with these partnerships could yield big benefits for the rail project, Honolulu, riders and residents.
A Rail System Option That Offers The Best Fit For Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Rail System Option That Offers The Best Fit For Honolulu

Of the alternatives to the current proposed route for the Honolulu rail project, a hybrid option mixing elevated and at-grade systems looks the strongest.
Hurricane Precautions For Special Populations KITV

Hurricane Precautions For Special Populations

Sizable numbers of non-English speakers, tourists, kids and pets in Hawaii on any given day require specific strategies from emergency planners.
Elderly And Poor Residents’ Vulnerability In Hurricanes Chris Leonard/Sunbums

Elderly And Poor Residents’ Vulnerability In Hurricanes

With the annual storm season upon us, what must Hawaii do to keep its older and poorer residents safe from hurricanes and tropical storm systems?
A Drone Strategy for Hawaii’s Future Jason Rushin/Civil Beat

A Drone Strategy for Hawaii’s Future

The islands should incorporate unmanned aerial vehicles into tourism, education, research and entrepreneurship.
Can Drones Play a Vital Role in Hawaii’s Future? Courtesy: DJI

Can Drones Play a Vital Role in Hawaii’s Future?

Alaska has already embarked on an audacious statewide strategy to make unmanned aerial vehicles a major part of its economy.