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Ryan Kawailani Ozawa is a native Hawaiian journalist and digital storyteller who has worked in real estate technology for more than 15 years and earned his real estate license in 2014. He is an entrepreneur and lifelong communications professional with over 30 years of experience combining marketing and public relations with emerging technologies.

He is deeply involved in covering and supporting Hawaii’s innovation ecosystem. He has founded startups and a nonprofit foundation dedicated to strengthening opportunities for Hawaii youth through education and workforce development. The remote work revolution has brought many people to the islands—whether returning home or choosing a new one—and Ryan is committed to helping his clients build a home, community, and future in Hawaii.

Born and raised in Hawaii, his mother’s family hails from Kapa‘au in North Kohala on Hawaii Island, and he is a third-generation Japanese American whose grandfather built some of the first Buddhist temples in Hawaii and whose father was born in an internment camp during World War II. A graduate of Mililani High School and holding a journalism degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he is a proud father of three.