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Hawaii and Hokkaido Formalize Sister-State AgreementPosted on May 26, 2017Hawaii and Hokkaido Formalize Sister-State Agreement post thumbnail
The evening of Monday, May 8, 2017, marked the culmination of several months of long discussions, meetings and planning, when the sister-state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Hokkaido Prefecture was officially realized. Over 400 guests were greeted by the extremely energetic Hokkaido Intercultural and Technology High School Brass Band, performing first Bruno Mars, […]
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Inaugural Japan-Hawaii Economic SummitPosted on May 26, 2017Inaugural Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit post thumbnail
The first ever Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit successfully convened in Kona, Hawaii, from May 9 through May 11, 2017. A joint project between DBEDT and the U.S.-Japan Council, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit educational organization, the Summit gathered over 200 leaders from government, business and the community from Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland and Japan. The objectives […]
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Hawaii and Hiroshima Celebrate 20 Years of Goodwill and Active ExchangePosted on May 26, 2017Hawaii and Hiroshima Celebrate 20 Years of Goodwill and Active Exchange post thumbnail
On Sunday, May 7, 2017, a dinner event was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the sister-state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Hiroshima Prefecture.   Organized by the Hawaii-Hiroshima Sister-State Committee, special guests included Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano Ige; Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki from Hiroshima Prefecture; […]
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Planting it Forward – Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, an EZ Success StoryPosted on May 23, 2017Planting it Forward – Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, an EZ Success Story post thumbnail
Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) specializes in the preservation of Koa wood and is one of the largest replanting projects of its kind. Developing a new kind of renewable forestry, HLH is just one of the businesses currently enjoying the benefits of a partnership with Enterprise Zones (EZ). Under the Department of Business, Economic Development and […]
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