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Student gives teacher lifesaving gift

Dance instructor Howard Asao is in good health after a friend donated her kidney

By Kristen Consillio

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012

~~<p>THE successor to the Onoe Kiku&shy;nobu Dance Co., a traditional classical Japa&shy;nese dance school in Nuuanu, received the gift of a kidney from someone he never imagined: his colleague and student.</p>
<p>Howard Asao, 66, the future sensei who instructs at a private studio at Hono&shy;lulu Myo&shy;hoji Mission, received a kidney transplant at the Queen's Medical Center on Sept. 25 and has recently gone back to teaching.</p>
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THE successor to the Onoe Kiku­nobu Dance Co., a traditional classical Japa­nese dance school in Nuuanu, received the gift of a kidney from someone he never imagined: his colleague and student.

Howard Asao, 66, the future sensei who instructs at a private studio at Hono­lulu Myo­hoji Mission, received a kidney transplant at the Queen's Medical Center on Sept. 25 and has recently gone back to teaching. Login for more...



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