First Hawaiian Bank Donates $5,000 to the Japanese School of Guam


Guam – First Hawaiian Senior Vice-President and Guam/CNMI Manager Laura Dacanay has announced a donation of $5,000 to the Japanese School of Guam.


“We thank First Hawaiian Bank for their generous contribution. The donation will greatly benefit the students to continue to receive their physical education in a new gymnasium,” said Toyohito Yoneyama, Chairman, Japanese School of Guam and President, Japan Club of Guam.

“We are pleased to support The Japanese School of Guam’s efforts to build a new gymnasium which will bring many years of enjoyment and opportunities that will encourage healthy lifestyles for their students,”
said Dacanay. 

“First Hawaiian’s relationship with Japan dates back to the 1800’s when our founder, Charles Reed Bishop was awarded the Grand Cordon fo the Imperial First Order of the Rising Sun by then Japan Emperor Meiji. We’re proud to be able to continue this legacy of investing in the communities that we serve for over 154 years,” she said.

[L -R: Corinna Rikitake, Personal Banking Officer, First Hawaiian Bank; Masato Morita, Principal, Guam Nihonjin Gakko; Laura‐Lynn Dacanay, Senior Vice President/Guam and CNMI Region Manager, First Hawaiian Bank; Toyohito Yoneyama, Chairman, Guam Nihonjin Gakko; Yumiko Umeda, Board Member, Japan Club of Guam; Akihiko Tanaka, Vice President Japan Business Development, First Hawaiian Bank]

The check was presented on April 4 at the First Hawaiian Bank Maite Banking Center.

First Hawaiian Bank (, with assets of $16.6 billion, was founded in 1858 and is the leading bank in Guam with the largest share of loans and deposits in the region. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.