University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

2540 Maile Way Honolulu, HI 96822 Fax (808) 956-4599

Office

SPALD 253

Contact

Email

jhyamash@hawaii.edu

Phone

808-956-6480

JOSEPH YAMASHITA

Fiscal Officer

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

About

Joseph Yamashita has served as the Administrative and Fiscal Officer of Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language since 2011. A native of Hilo, Hawaiʻi, Joseph’s ʻohana was one of the few families to have witnessed and survived the tsunami which came to Hilo town in 1946. At the age of five his family moved to O’ahu, where his parents both worked at the famous Spencecliff restaurant chain while raising their young family in Kapahulu. Joe enjoys traveling with his wife to Utah to spend time with their eight grandchildren.