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It’s a Hawaii Thing – Yuji Okumoto – “Chozen” from Karate Kid II and Cobra Kai

June 14, 2021

Join Brook Lee and Lanai Tabura as they interview local celebrities, artists, community leaders and more on this fun, new weekly program dedicated to anything and everything unique to life in Hawaii.

Episode #40 – Featuring Yuji Okumoto – “Chozen” from Karate Kid II and Cobra Kai

A veteran actor for over 40 years with over 100 productions under his name, Yuji is best known for his breakout role in The Karate Kid, Part II as the iconic villain Chozen. Younger generations may know him from Disney hits such as Johnny Tsunami and Johnny Kapahala. Yuji can be currently seen on the hit show Cobra Kai, reprising his role as Chozen and lends his voice on an upcoming episode of the animated series Archer. He has also produced the feature film, The Paper Tigers, which will be released theatrically on May 7th of 2021. Outside of the film industry, Yuji is a successful proprietor of Kona Kitchen, a Hawaiian-American restaurant and Seattle landmark for almost 19 years.

WATCH NOW & SUBSCRIBE: It’s a Hawaii Thing Youtube channel

Social media personality and “foodie” content creator Lanai Tabura adds, “This new channel allows me to apply experience from appearing on the Food Network and producing Cooking Hawaiian Style to encompassing all the many quirky, unique things about Island life. We want to keep the environment loose and spontaneous, ensuring the show is entertaining for both Kama’aina and fans of Hawaii from around the world.”

New “It’s a Hawaii Thing” episodes release on Mondays.

WATCH IT HERE: It’s a Hawaii Thing Youtube channel


June 14, 2021
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