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,
The Gannenmono were a group of approximately 150 Japanese who emigrated to Hawai’i in 1868 to serve as migrant workers on sugar plantations, work for which they each signed 3-year contracts. Although they were not the first Japanese people to visit Hawai’i, some of...read more
“To celebrate, educate and honor the 150th Anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.”read more
150th Anniversary of the First Japanese Immigrants to Hawaii Commemoration Ceremony and Symposium Date: Thursday June 7, 2018 Venue: Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom Program: Commemoration Ceremony (9:00-11:30): 9:00-9:10 Opening Ceremony - Hawaiian Oli by Gannenmono...read more
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