With his brother, Katsuhiko Haida, Haida formed the Moana Glee Club in 1929, but anti-Western sentiments from Japanese authority ended that association. Following World War II, Haida met Herb Ohta, an American Marine stationed in Japan, and a serious ukulele player. This discovery affirmed Haida's interest in the ukulele, and influenced him to form the Association.
- Jim Beloff. The Ukulele: A Visual History Backbeat Books, 2003. ISBN 0879307587, 9780879307585, page 110.
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