One of the biggest early influences on Hawaiian music in Japan starts here, 1909.

DR. K. HAIDA [Katsugorō Haida] is the President of the Japanese Charity Hospital of Honolulu. He was elected by the Japanese Medical Association to this important position in October, 1908, but did not take charge of the hospital affairs until December 19, 1908, when he succeeded Dr. Oyama.

Dr. Haida is a graduate of the Cooper Medical College and is a man of great perseverance. While he is not connected with any agricultural work, he has had plantation life, having been employed at the Paia Sugar Company on Maui. He is one of the promoters of a new Japanese bank to be started by the local Japanese. Dr. Haida believes in the integrity of the United States and on that account he has had his sons take out American citizen papers.

[See also this article on Yukihiko Haida returning to Hawaii in 1933 from Japan to study Hawaiian music.

And also see this article put up by the Nihon Ukulele Association on Yukihiko (Harry) Haida.]

(Evening Bulletin, 3/25/1909, p. 44)


Evening Bulletin Industrial Edition, 1909, p. 44.


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