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Bay Area workers are going remote from Hawai‘i, and some aren't coming back 

When the pandemic hit the Bay Area, some residents decided to shift their work remotely to the Aloha State.

Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Richard Matsui, CEO of a solar company, kWh Analytics is one of many Bay Area workers who relocated his workspace to O’ahu to take advantage of the new pandemic-related remote work policies. He and his family are not going back.


A trip that was first intended to be for a month later turned into something permanent.

Written by Tovin Lapan ; Photographed by Shafkat Anowar

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