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Asa Masayoshi Akinaka

Asa Masayoshi Akinaka, American Lawyer. Bar: Hawaii bar 1964. Board visitors Stanford Law School, 1971-1974. Member American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association (president 1977), National Conference Bar Presidents, Pacific Club, Young Men’s Christian Association (board directors, vice president 1970-1981).

Background

  • Akinaka, Asa Masayoshi was born on January 19, 1938 in Honolulu. Son of Arthur Yoshinori and Misako (Miyoshi) Akinaka.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Yale University, 1959;postgraduate (Rotary Foundation fellow), Trinity College, University of Oxford, 1959-1960;postgraduate (Rotary Foundation fellow), Yale Law School, 1960-1961;Bachelor of Laws, Stanford Law School, 1964.

    Career

    • Admitted to the bar, 1964, Hawaii and United States. District Court, District of Hawaii. 1970, United States. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

      Recipient, Benjamin N. Cardozo Prize, 1961. Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, 1971-1974. Member: Hawaii State (President, 1977.

      Director, 1973-1978) and American (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. Corporation, Banking and Business Law. Taxation) Bar Associations.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member, Stanford Law School Board of Visitors, 1971-1974. Member: Hawaii State (President, 1977. Director, 1973-1978) and American (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.

    Corporation, Banking and Business Law. Taxation) Bar Associations.

    Connections

    • Married Betsy Yoshie Kurata, October 7, 1967. Children– David Asa Yoshio, Sarah Elizabeth Sachie.
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    Born January 19, 1938