Roland Kotani

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Roland Kotani

Roland M. Kotani, born 1954, was a Democratic member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives who represented the Pearl City-Pacific Palisades area. He was killed by his estranged wife Grace Kotani on 28 July 1989.

Kotani graduated from Yale University and authored the book "The Japanese in Hawaii: A Century of Struggle" in 1985. [1]

DSA member

Early 1980s, DSA Hawaii membership list

The names of Neil Abercrombie, his wife Nancie Caraway, and that of Hawaiian state politician Roland Kotani, appeared on an early 1980s Honolulu Democratic Socialists of America membership list.


  1. [Dias, Gary A.; Dingeman, Robbie (2003). Honolulu Homicide: Murder and Mayhem in Paradise. Bess Press. ISBN 978-1-57306-156-8]