Honolulu Record

The Honolulu Record was a newspaper established in 1948 by Koji Ariyoshi, a Hawaiian Nisei labor activist and war veteran with support from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.[1]


A Pro Communist Party Newspaper.The Record earned a strong reputation for its muckraking investigative journalism. In 1950, it revealed that a much-praised 14-year professor at the University of Hawaii, Shunzo Sakamaki, had been denied tenure simply because he was Japanese - and that no "local product" had ever been promoted to full professorship.[1] Ariyoshi's dogged four-year campaign eventually resulted in the tenureship of Professor Sakamaki.

The paper ceased publication in 1958.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Geracimos Chapin, Helen (1996). "Chapter 28: The Honolulu Record and the Art of Muckraking". Shaping History: The Role of Newspapers in Hawai'i. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0824817184. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

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