George Ariyoshi

Journey to Washington Place

Leslie Wilcox talks with former Governor George Ariyoshi, the state's third and longest-serving governor. According to Ariyoshi, his parents' Japanese cultural values shaped his character. Ariyoshi also recalls his long journey to becoming Hawaii's governor - from his childhood at Japanese school, all the way through meeting his future wife and his involvement in Hawaii's Democratic Revolution of 1954.

TRANSCRIPT - Journey to Washington Place


Shaping the Future

Leslie Wilcox continues her conversation with Governor George Ariyoshi. Under the tutelage of Governor John Burns, Ariyoshi learned about building consensus and remaining true to his ideals. Ariyoshi addresses how this helped him navigate political and philosophical challenges throughout his 12 years as governor, and shares his vision for Hawaii's future.

TRANSCRIPT - Shaping the Future