Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 188



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 188, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


ALVIN S. NARIMATSU, HOWARD Y. IKEDA, and GILBERT M. KIMURA for terms to expire on June 30, 2006,

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the testimony and statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that each of the nominees has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Stadium Authority.

Your Committee received testimony in support of Howard Y. Ikeda from the Pacific Resource Partnership, 141 Communicator, and an individual; and in support of Gilbert M. Kimura from City Bank, JN Productions, Inc., Japan-Hawaii Economic Council, Panda Travel, Inc., Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and an individual. Your Committee received testimony in support of all three nominees from the Stadium Manager of the Stadium Authority.

Your Committee notes the following background and qualifications of the nominees:

Alvin S. Narimatsu is the former president of the Hawaii Library Foundation and currently serves as one of its trustees, past trustee of the Hawaii 4-H Foundation, past member of the Waikiki Rotary Club, and former director of the Rotary Youth Leadership Association.

Howard Y. Ikeda has served on the board of directors for Territorial Savings and Loan Association, Waialae Country Club, Friends of Hawaii Charities Committee and Tournament Host for the Sony Open Hawaii, and the Kalihi YMCA. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants.

As the Regional Sales Manager of Japan Airlines, Gilbert M. Kimura understands the importance of diversifying Hawaii's economy and the impact foreign trends have on our global and state economies. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, HVCB Japan Sub-Committee, HVCB Marketing Advisory Committee, Hawaii Japanese Tourist Task Force Alliance, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and the Hawaiian Tourism Authority's Hawaii Millennium Commission.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,


ROD TAM, Chair