Welcome home, Aaron Fujimoto

Some kamaaina abroad may be afraid that there are no relevant jobs to come home to. I’m hoping these homecoming stories will help ease their fears.

Sometimes one right move is all is takes.

Take Aaron Fujimoto, a Kauai native with engineering degrees from UH and UCLA. When living in California, Aaron knew he wanted to move back to Hawaii someday. But he was afraid that it meant coming home to a mind numbing job. Knowing he wanted to work in software, Aaron made a calculated career shift to Microsoft. This move helped him land the job he was hoping for as a software engineer at LiveAction in Honolulu.

Podcast music by Yeyey

I’m continually amazed at how much talent Hawaii has produced. I hope these stories help other talented people find their way back home. Aaron asked me to give a shoutout to HiCapacity as a valuable resource in helping him move back. His advice for others: “just start looking! …like trying, that’s really all it is.

You can take Aaron’s advice and start looking for opportunities here.

Do you have a story you’d like to share? I want to hear it. Drop me a line at cindy@htdc.org.


This is one of Aaron’s favorite photos that reminds him why Hawaii is the best place to live and work. Skimboarding is one of his favorite activities. Awesome!!

Aaron Fujimoto grew up on Kauai and received his BS from the University of Hawaii in Electrical Engineering and an MS from the University of Los Angeles in Egineering with a focus on Computer Networks. He is currently a software engineer at LiveAction.  In his spare time, Aaron enjoys skimboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, playing tennis, and working on small projects that capture his interest.


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