Maria Kanai

Maria Kanai is a freelance writer and editor—and one of HONOLULU’s former SPJ interns—originally from Yokohama, Japan. She moved to Hawai‘i for college and graduated with a master’s in Communication from HPU. When she’s not working, she enjoys creative writing, baking bread and reading books.


5 Ways to Make Childcare More Affordable

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise here in Hawai‘i, many parents face the uncomfortable decision between keeping their children at home or sending them to school or daycare. For those who cannot afford to keep their children…

Meet the 2020 Ola Pono Award Winners

Volunteers are a vital part of Hawai‘i’s nonprofits—every year, hundreds of thousands of them donate their time and talents to keep our communities moving forward.

Meet Three Successful Mom-Preneurs Who Are Doing It All

Courtesy of Mahina Made Being a mom is a full-time job. Yet, here in Hawai‘i, there are some incredible women who manage it all: running a successful business, tackling never-ending laundry, cooking meals, and all while handling this little pandemic…