Kanrin-Maru & Powhatan

 

Kanrin-Maru visited Honolulu with Kaishu Katsu, John Manjiro Nakahama, Yukichi Fukuzawa on board. King Kamehameha IV proposed a friendship treaty between Japan and Kingdom of Hawaii

 

 

 

CELEBRATING THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST GROUP OF JAPANESE IMMIGRANTS TO HAWAII

There are numerous organizations in the State of Hawai’i that foster friendship and connect people between Hawaii and Japan. Some are culture-based, others are business-based, location-based,

  • 1860
       

    1860 - Kanrin-Maru & Powhatan

    Kanrin-Maru & Powhatan visited Honolulu with Kaishu Katsu, John Manjiro Nakahama, Yukichi Fukuzawa on board. King Kamehameha IV proposed a friendship treaty between Japan and Kingdom of Hawaii

  • 1865
       

    1865 - Negotiation

    Eugene Van Reed, a Japan based American businessman, was appointed as Consul General of Hawaii in Japan by Kingdom of Hawaii. He began negotiation with the Edo Bakufu ( Edo Shogunat Government) about the Japanese immigration to Hawaii under instructions of the Foreign Minister Robert Crichton Wyllie.

  • 1868
       

    1868 - “Scioto”

    May 17, 1868 : The departure of the ship “Scioto” from Yokohama. June 19, 1868 : The arrival of the “Scioto” at Honolulu port. The first Japanese organized immigrants about 150 persons : Arrived at Honolulu Port June 20, 1868 : The landing of the Gannenmono

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit

A photographic exhibit covering the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawaii will be on display at the Honolulu Festival, as part of the Educational Program in support of the sub-theme “Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace”. Co-hosted by the Nisei...

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Film Festival

Within 48 hours of Japan`s attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii authorities arrested several hundred local Japanese in Oahu, Maui and Kauai. This is the first full length documentary to chronicle their untold stories through oral histories, documents, interviews and...

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