Maui Veterans Hiroshi Arisumi and Hideo Takahashi Interviewed for Daniel K. Inouye History Project

Patsy Y. Iwasaki (left), faculty member of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, and Filmmaker Danny Miller (right) with the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, interviewed 442nd RCT veteran Hideo “Pakala” Takahashi at the NVMC last October.

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Kazu Hamasaki ReceivesLegion of Honor Award

Kazuichi Hamasaki received France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honor award, in recognition of his service in the liberation of France during World War II.

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Mahalo to Okage Sama De’s Editors

Earl Tanaka was the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s first newsletter editor.

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Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

The queen of the 63rd Chrysanthemum Festival is Jaelyn Domingo, 16, of Kula. Roy Tanaka covers the event, and history of the festival.

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The NVMC ignites human potential by inspiring people to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.


Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is seeking an executive director who is an engaging leader and roll-up-your-sleeves doer who is passionate about the Center’s mission of igniting potential by inspiring people to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei soldiers.

Responsibilities include overseeing the operations of our intergenerational center with tenant-partners Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Kansha Preschool; developing and expanding educational programs that draw from the Nisei soldier legacy to inspire emerging generations; working with the board to build our fundraising, volunteer and stakeholder capacity; and representing the Center at veteran and community functions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, at least five years of professional experience in a general management role, ideally in a rapidly evolving institution
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Outstanding communication and coalition building skills with an ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding as it relates to program expansion, connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building strategic partnerships
  • Personal qualities of integrity, positive attitude, and passion for the mission

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the AJA experience during World War II
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: communications/public information, nonprofit development, education, archives
  • Experience with developing and supporting a Board of Directors

Application Deadline

Applications received by May 31, 2016 will be considered first; posting to remain open until position is filled.

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and resume to, with “Executive Director” on subject line.

Or mail to:
Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, PO Box 216, Kahului, HI 96733. EOE