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Flags ordered to fly at half-staff to honor Judge Miho


In observance of the memory of former state Representative and First Circuit Judge Katsugo Miho, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all U.S. and Hawaii flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.

“Kats Miho was a unique person in the best sense of the word. He was always encouraging and supportive of the best in you – never pessimistic of Hawaii or its future,” Abercrombie said.“He genuinely believed in politics and in you as a person. In my life personally and politically, he was someone I could always call on for advice, counsel, and support. In his public life, Kats Miho’s contribution to Hawaii is old school. In other words, he was always for Hawaii, first, last, and always.”

Miho, born in 1922 in Kahului, Maui, served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Miho received his law degree from George Washington University Law School and became a lawyer in private practice.

In 1959, Miho was elected to the State of Hawaii House of Representatives and served for five terms.He was appointed as a Family Court Judge where he served for eight years. Miho was also involved in the community, including the Japan Goodwill Sumo tournaments, Japan-Hawaii High School Goodwill and Friendship baseball series, 442nd Veterans Club of Honolulu and the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation.

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