Who were the Gannenmono?

Who were the Gannenmono?

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...
Commemoration Ceremony and Symposium

Commemoration Ceremony and Symposium

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...