June 30, 2014
Dr. Mitsuru Emi, researcher and drummer
A respected surgeon and professor medicine in Japan, Dr. Mitsuru Emi comes to Hawaii once a month to conduct cancer research on malignant mesothelioma at the UH Cancer Center. In an interview on KZOO Japanese language radio, Dr. Emi said Hawaii can be an important bridge between Asia and the U.S. in the fight against cancer. He also discussed his interest in hula and Tahitian drumming, and gave a short demo with his drumming group in the KZOO studio, which is located at the front of the Shirokiya department store in Ala Moana.