Nashimoto & Associates ranked 11th in Hawaii
Pacific Business News reported on April 2012 that Nashimoto & Associates is serving as a liaison between Sanyu Co. and U.S. and Canadian makers of prefabricated homes in an effort to bring the ready-made housing to areas of Japan hard hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Masako Nashimoto-Luttrell, president of the advertising and marketing firm Nashimoto & Associates was contacted earlier this year by Kazunobu Ito, president of the Japanese construction materials company Sanyu Co., asking for her help in rebuilding parts of Sendai, the closest major city to the earthquake’s epicenter.
Ito is currently in the process of bringing two prefabricated homes to the greater Tohoku region and eventually plans to bring about 70 or more such homes to the area to replace more quickly the homes that were lost in the disaster.
The 2011 Pacific Business News article "Boutique agency masters the art of capturing Asian market" describes how Nashimoto and Associates, one of the premiere public relations and advertising agencies in Hawaii, employs personal relationships to build strong ties to Japan, Korea and China.