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“Home Is Here” visits Natsunoya Tea House, the “last traditional Japanese Tea House on Oahu.

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The PBS Hawaiʻi Newsletter
March 27 – April 2, 2022
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Aloha from Ron Mizutani, President and CEO…


Wed., Mar. 30 at 7:30 pm

On the second episode of Home is Here, we visit Natsunoya Tea House, the last traditional Japanese tea house on Oʻahu. We also talk to community members who are working to preserve and share the work of renowned architect Vladimir Ossipoff, designer of some of the most iconic homes and buildings in Hawaiʻi. Finally, we sit down with Marissa Halagao, a Punahou student who saw a lack of diversity in ethnic representation in her studies and decided to do something about it.
For exclusive digital content from Home is Here, check out the PBS Hawaiʻi YouTube channel.
Meet the people who head Hawaiʻi’s qualified political parties on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Mar. 31, 7:30 pm). You can phone in a question or leave us a comment on our Facebook livestream during the program. INSIGHTS also streams live on
In 1982, 19-year-old Lisa Au was reported missing, her car and purse left unattended on the side of the highway near the old Kailua Drive-In. Ten days later, her body was found. The case remains unsolved. Award-winning journalist and author Robbie Dingeman returns to the WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? audio podcast to discuss the disappearance and death of Lisa Au.

Listen on or anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.

INDEPENDENT LENS presents the Oscar-nominated documentary Writing with Fire (Mon., Mar. 28, 9:00 pm). Meet the women journalists of India’s only all-female news network, who risk everything in a male-dominated world to uncover their country’s political inequities.

Japan’s 34 national parks are characterized by their scenery and their display of harmony between people and nature. On AT ONE WITH NATURE: NATIONAL PARKS OF JAPAN (Sat., Apr. 2, 7:30 pm) take a tour and explore their landmarks throughout the seasons, and meet the people who call these places home.

Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
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Final thought… the need for closure, no matter what the circumstance or event, is vital for one to heal and move forward. The parents of Diane Suzuki and Lisa Au, two young women who went missing in the early 1980s, did not experience closure. They died without answers.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) estimates there were 240,000 unresolved homicides in 1980-2016, with approximately 6,000 unresolved cases annually. What was once cold is now hot. Forensic Genetic Genealogy is helping solve some of these cases.

On this week’s “WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT?” audio podcast, we take a look back at the Lisa Au case. What happened, and why are there still no answers? Why is there no closure?


Mahalo nui,
Ron Mizutani
President and CEO
PBS Hawaiʻi
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Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

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