Our friendly staff

Meet our staff at Washin Air!

We are all friendly and we love flying. We strive to ensure that our customers enjoy the experience of the Hawaiian sky. Feel free to stop by and chat with us at our office!

4 questions our staff are often asked:
(1. Where are you from? 2. How long have you been in Hawaii?  3. Where is your favorite spot in Hawaii? 4. What is your favorite restaurant in Hawaii?)

Ogura Pres
President, Ogura

Washin Air’s president with a heavy Kansai dialect. Dedicated to helping you enjoy flying the Hawaiian sky, with the Japanese spirit of “Wa” (Harmony) and “Shin” (truth).

  1.  Kyoto
  2.  24 years
  3.  Kapiolani Park
  4.  Nanzan Giro Giro
Captain, Nomura

An instructor also with a heavy Kansai dialect. His main occupation is a translater. Who would have guessed he makes Nuka-zuke (pickles) by himself?

  1.  Osaka
  2.  2 years
  3.  Honolulu International Airport
  4.  Huli Huli Chicken (Maui Mike’s)

8 years of working at Washin Air, she’s become an old-timer without her noticing! We leave all the office work to her.

  1.  Tokyo
  2.  8 years
  3.  The beach by Waikiki shore
  4.  Morton’s  The Steakhouse

A sporty lady who loves to surf on the weekends, coach for marathons, and just loves to keep active.

  1.  Kanagawa
  2.  10 years
  3.  Makaha Beach
  4.  Yohei Sushi
Portrait of Ms. Wakako

Washin Air’s newcomer. Lived abroad for 20 years, hobbies include hiking and watching movies. Likes to take walks at the Makapuu Lighthouse with her dog.

  1.  Yamagata
  2.  1 year
  3.  Makapuu Lighthouse
  4.  Hachibei
Staff Kazu

Living abroad for 40 years, a sportsman who is a qualified tennis instructor and single player of golf. Also enjoys flower arrangement at home.

  1.  Fukuoka
  2.  17 years
  3.  Magic Island
  4.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Staff Hiro

Living abroad for 30 years, his hobby is playing golf. He says the good thing about Hawaii is he can enjoy golf. A golf person to the core!

  1.  Nagasaki
  2.  7 years
  3.  golf course
  4.  Imanas Tei
Staff Shoji

Living in the USA for 35 years. He has a beautician license. He used to enjoy surfing, but is interested in golfing now.

  1.  Tokyo
  2.  19 years
  3.  Kaimana Beach
  4.  Imanas Tei

Washin Air’s reliable mechanic. Trained and certified as a mechanic in the Navy, he was in charge of maintenance of the Presidential Helicopter. What a background!

  1.  Ilinois
  2.  33 years
  3.  Aiea area
  4.  New Eagle Cafe

Washin Air’s driver serving transportation. His warm and gentle smile will welcome you and keep you at ease.

  1.  Tokyo
  2.  13 years
  3.  Home
  4.  Zippy’s

Washin Air’s reliable mechanic alongside Carl. To ensure everyone’s safety, he will not neglect one bit of the maintenance every 100 hours.

  1.  Kentucky
  2.  14 years
  3.  The airport
  4.  Auntie Pasto’s