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The Conversation: Update on Japanese visitors, Oʻahu tourism; Tale of a Hurricane Iniki survivor

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A man stands on a crowded Waikīkī Beach in Honolulu, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
  • Consultant Ray Tsuchiyama discusses whether Japanese visitor numbers will improve | Full Story
  • Oʻahu's Destination Manager Catherine Orlans gives an update on the rollout of the Oʻahu Destination Management Plan to better manage visitor numbers | Full Story
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Marina Riker goes deeper into her story about tourism on Maui for today's Reality Check | Full Story
  • HPR reporter Casey Harlow discusses how Honolulu will move forward with permitting after the resignations of the Department of Planning and Permitting director and chief innovation strategist | Full Story
  • Tiffany Ward, the daughter of Bob Ward, the man who survived a night at sea after Hurricane Iniki sank his boat 30 years ago, recounts her father's story | Hurricane Iniki and I book | Full Story
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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at
Bill Dorman has been the news director at Hawaiʻi Public Radio since 2011.
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