Two Japanee Bruddahs: Entrepreneur Kaori Nagao Holds Key to Hawai’i’s Ninth Island

I wrote this for my Two Japanee Bruddahs column, published in the New Year’s special edition of the Nichi Bei Times. PHOTO: Kaori Nagao (left) and Sylvia Torres.

Kaori Nagao didn’t know it then, but her education at an international school in Yokohama, Japan, turned out to be an ideal environment for her later role as owner and president of a concierge services company in Las Vegas.

The Saint Maur International School graduate now runs AngeLiKa Promotions, a company that creates hassle-free and wait-free VIP experiences for visitors to the Nevada entertainment mecca. Nagao’s clients can choose from a wide range of services, including nightlife, hotel, fine dining, show and concert, spa, nightlife, executive limousine, convention and trade show reservations.

All of which is a long way of saying that if you want a rock star experience in Las Vegas, put Nagao’s number on your speed dial.

And she knows a little something about rock stars. Her graduating class of 21 students included children of celebrities, famous baseball and soccer players, as well as influential business executives.

“You had to have a foreign connection to get into my school,” said Nagao. “I was able to get in because my mother was an interpreter for a Japanese medical association and she traveled a lot abroad.”

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