Aloha! Here are some of the stories we're working on for Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30 on this Tuesday.
JAPAN ARRIVALS DROPPING
The number of visitor arrivals from Japan is dropping. Today, the President of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Mike McCartney, told Hawaii News Now that his agency expects a 45 percent drop next month in Japanese arrivals. Keep in mind, at the end of April it's "Golden Week." That's when Japanese workers get a one week vacation and many often come to Hawaii. But that doesn't seem to be the case now, according to the latest HTA numbers. More on this story tonight at 5.
STUDENTS AT TOKAI UNIVERSITY PITCH IN FOR JAPAN
Students at Tokai International College in Honolulu are pitching to help earthquake and tsunami victims. They will be holding a disaster relief flee market fundraiser. We'll have more on their efforts that benefit the Japanese Red Cross, tonight at 5
THE PASSING OF CHESTER KAHAPEA, HAWAII ICON
A man who symbolized Hawaii's addition to the Union has passed away. Chester Kahapea was the boy in that now famous Honolulu Star-Bulletin photograph snapped as Hawaii officially became a State in 1959. The picture was seen around the world. Our own Teri Okita will have more on the life of Kahapea, tonight at 5:30.
I hope you'll join me tonight for these stories and more on Hawaii News Now at 5 and 5:30. See you then!