ABOUT US

ABOUT US

PA’AKAI NOA, LLC
Address
2239 Waikolu Way Suite 201 Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
E-mail
info@paakainoa.com

Koki Nishitani, President

Koki Nishitani was born in Tokyo, Japan. During his childhood, Koki was active in martial arts and grew up to be a very accomplished practitioner of Karate. The discipline instilled during his early training is reflected in his work ethics.
In 1973, Koki witnessed the inaugural Tokyo Bowl football game featuring the University of Hawai`i. A seed was planted in Koki’s heart. A year later, Koki landed on the shores of Oahu.
When Koki got his first glimpse of the ocean, he was lured by the power of the waves and the constant changing ebb tides. He knew that his life would revolve around the ocean.
Koki is the President and Executive Producer of Magic Island Productions. He has successfully produced commercials, dramas and music videos for Japan TV. His company is known throughout the film industry as one of the pioneers of this niche market. His projects take him to every corner of the state, from the Summit of Mauna Kea to the shores of Hanalei where he is welcomed as a “local son”.
Molokai has always fascinated Koki. It is like stepping back into time, where the only footprints on a white sandy beach are your own. The ocean is pristine and there is no industry to pollute the water. Koki learned of a special salt that peaked his interest. In his pursuit, he met Nancy Gove, a “salt farmer”. Nancy’s product got a boost when Maui chef, Mark Ellman, sent samples to his friends at some of the finest restaurants on the East Coast. Soon it was getting passed around Manhattan. Then The New York Times did an article. Today Nancy is nationally known as a Salt Master.
Through a bond that was consummated with a blessing, Nancy invited Koki to distribute Moloka`i Traditional and Gourmet salts under the its own label, PA`AKAI NOA. Koki is very excited to share this innovative and unique salt with everyone!
Koki’s love for the ocean has taken him full circle with Pa`akai Noa. Just like the ocean that gives us “life”, Pa`akai Noa would like to extend its resources to the children of Hawai`i. With every purchase, Pa`akai Noa will donate a portion of the proceeds to educational programs that preserve and perpetuate the environmental and cultural teachings of Hawai`i.