Interview with Mamoru Yamasaki, session 2 of 2 (12/20/1989)

Interview with Mamoru Yamasaki conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren Nishimoto on December 20, 1989 in the Hawaiʻi State Capitol Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Maui state senator in territorial and state legislatures shares his experiences as a neighbor island legislator. Topics include the first statehood legislature; democrat platforms regarding education, Medicare, minimum wage, workers compensation, school lunch program; creation of Leeward Community College and West Oʻahu College; 1981 coalition of republicans and democrats; factionalism in the democratic party; political influence of ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union); ends with b-roll footage of Yamasaki sitting behind his desk piled high with papers. Interview spans 5 videotapes.

Languages: English

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