A 100-year-old Japanese language Bible has been returned to the family of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye after being cataloged among his archives at the University of Hawaii.
The Bible was among 1,400 boxes of material and documents from Inouye’s congressional archival papers donated to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The items were digitized and are now available for public viewing after a process that took preservationists three years to complete.
The university was given the documents in 2014, two years after Inouye’s death in December 2012, Hawaii News Now reports. Inouye served in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years.
2 named Third Circuit judges
Hawaii island District Family Court Judge Henry Taro Nakamoto and Hawaii island attorney Robert D.S. Kim were appointed Wednesday by Gov. David Ige to serve as Third Circuit judges.
Their appointments, announced in a press release, are subject to state Senate confirmation.
Nakamoto, 53, was tapped to fill a vacancy in Hilo following the retirement of Judge Glenn S. Hara in December. Kim, 63, was appointed to a vacancy in Kona created by the retirement of Judge Ronald Ibarra in June.
Nakamoto began serving as a Family Court judge and a District judge in 2014. A native of Hawaii island, he is a graduate of Hastings College of Law.
“I would like to thank Gov. Ige for giving me the opportunity to serve as a circuit court judge. I appreciate all the support I have gotten from friends and family and will strive to continue to serve the community,” Nakamoto said.
As a litigator, Kim practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and in administrative proceedings, according to the press release. A longtime president of the West Hawaii Bar, he is a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law.
“I am honored and humbled to be nominated to fill the position of retired Judge Ronald Ibarra. I am committed to work diligently and respectfully if I am confirmed by the Senate,” Kim said.