The Dec. 27 visit will be the first by a Japanese head of state to visit the memorial to the attack that pulled the U.S. into World War II.
“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.
Colleen Hanabusa will rejoin the congressional delegation after winning two races on the general election ballot.
He’d be returning to federal service after working as a lawyer, city transportation director and HART interim director.
Brian Schatz, Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa are not worried about losing this year, but they are making moves for their future.