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Senator Daniel K. Inouye NAPABA Trailblazer Award


The Senator Daniel K. Inouye NAPABA Trailblazer Award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys. The paths and achievements of our awardees are often very different. However, they all have had careers and otherwise made contributions that demonstrate vision, courage and tenacity, and which have resulted in substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal profession, as well as the broader Asian Pacific American community. For their extraordinary accomplishments and for serving as role models and inspiration for other Asian Pacific American lawyers, we honor these Trailblazers.

2013 Trailblazers

Hon. Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012)
Lowell Chun-Hoon
Hon. Lynn R. Nakamoto
Hon. Maryka Omatsu
Brian A. Sun
Hon. John M. Tran

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2012 Trailblazers

Hon. Danette Brown
Nicholas V. Chen
Michael P. Chu
Hon. Kamala Harris
Hon. Kimi Kondo
Carol C. Lam
William F. Lee
Hon. Kathryn Doi Todd
Lawrence Tu

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2011 Trailblazers

Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist
Hon. Edmond Chang
Han C. Choi
Wilson Chu
Don H. Liu
G. Monty Manibog
Peggy Nagae
Hon. Kirk H. Nakamura
Hon. Donna Ryu

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2010 Trailblazers

Holly J. Fujie
Stuart J. Ishimaru
Edward Kiel
Marty Lorenzo
Thanh Ngo
Hon. Peter Sakai
Sharon A Sakamoto
Christina M. Tchen
Hon. Mikio Uchiyama

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2009 Trailblazers

Hon. Susan Nolting Burke
William M. Kaneko
Hon. Lucy Haeran Koh
Hon. Kiyo A. Matsumoto
Jessie Morris, Jr.
Paul D. Nguyen
Hon. Roxanne K. Song Ong
Peter Quon, Jr.
Wendy Shiba

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2008 Trailblazers

Mia Frances Yamamoto
Robert K. Fong
Kevin M. Fong
Javade Chaudhri
Preeta D. Bansal
Nelson G. Dong
John L. Fugh
Hon. David Wellington Chew
A.B. Cruz III

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the full 2008 Trailblazers Awards program.

2007 Trailblazers

Victor M. Hwang
Hon. Mike K. Nakagawa
Hon. Michael J. Watanabe
Neal Kumar Katyal
Frank H. Wu
Alan T. Murakami
Hon. Fernande R.V.Duffly
Rita Gunasekaran
Jerrilyn T. Malana

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Past Trailblazers

2006 Trailblazers

Joan M. Haratani
Hon. Anthony W. Ishii
Hon. Nho Trong Nguyen
Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen
Hon. Karen Gren Johnson
Yabo Lin
Wan J. Kim
Dennis Morikawa
Gary Locke

2005 Trailblazers

William R. Tamayo
Flyod D. Shimomura
Hon. Dana Makoto Sabraw
Hon. Tammy Chung Ryu
Wing F. Ong (1904-1977)
Hon. Sandra R. Otaka
Hon. Jeannie J. Hong
Hon. Brian G. Kim
Linda Wong
Hon. Herbert Choy (1916-2004)
William D. Hoshijo

2004 Trailblazers

Jeff Adachi
Hon. Shelleyanne W.L. Chang
Hon. Arthur Nakazato
Hon. Fumiko Hachiya Wasserman
Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades
Hon. Lynne Kawamoto
Lisa Chang
Hon. Peter Tom
Ada Shen-Jaffe

2003 Trailblazers

Don Tamaki
Hon. Tani Cantil-Sakauye
Hon. Patricia Yim Cowett
Hon. Debra Yang
Harry Joe
Diane Yu
Jayne Park
Harold Koh
Ed Kubo

2002 Trailblazers

Hon. Erica Yew
Hon. Russell L. Hom
Timothy C. Stutler
John Chiang
Paul H. Chan
Sandra S. Yamate
Robert K. Woo, Jr.
Hon. Randolph M. Subryan
Hon. Dean S. Lum

2001 Trailblazers

Hon. Edward Chen
Curtis Namba
Sally Mariko Lorang
Dolly M. Gee
Anthony B. Ching
Hon. Thomas Tang (1922-95)
Kay Ly Ilean Her
Hon. Rena Van Tine
Viet D. Dinh
Tsiwen Law
Mazie K. Hirono

2000 Trailblazers

Manuela Albuquerque
Michael R. Yamaki
Maria Isabel Fuchs
Hon. Mel Red Recana
Gordon Quan
Hon. Tony N. Leung
Natsu Taylor Saito
Paul W. Lee
Hon. Kenneth H. Kato

1999 Trailblazers

Hon. Ming Chin
Nancy P. Lee
Jesse P.M. Santos
Hon. Ronald Lew
Fay Matuskage
Margaret Wong
Hoyt Zia
Sylvia Fung Chin
Congressman David Wu

1998 Trailblazers

Raymond L. Ocampo
Ruthe Ashley
Palma Cesar Hooper
Howard Halm
Craig Fujii
Liza CM Chan
Ivan K. Fong
Hon. Denny Chin
Hon. Susan Oki Mollway

1997 Trailblazers

Hon. Wallace J. Tashima
Hon. Charles C. Kobayashi
Myrna Bryn Pascual
Bill Lann Lee
Robert Gee
Young Kim
Hon. Alvin T. Wong
Hon. Marilyn D. Go
Hon. Eileen A. Kato

1995 Trailblazers

Hon. Ken M. Kawaichi
Yoshinori H.T. Himel
Hon. Robert M. Takasugi
Hon. Lillian Y. Lim
Hon. Hannah Chow
Paul Igasaki
Francey Lim Youngberg
Caroline J. Chang
Wallace Loh

1994 Trailblazers

Justice Harry Low
Dale Minami
Jerry L. Chong
Hon. Joyce Kennard
Angela Oh
Stewart Kwoh
Harry Gee
Minoru Yasui (1916-86)
James Chin
Harold Leon
Les Jin
Karen Narasaki
Benjamin Gim
Hon. William M. Marutani
Dolores Sibonga
Colbert M. Matsumoto


 

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