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Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, January 22, 2014 – ‘IOLANI, one of Hawaii’s oldest aloha shirt makers, announced at the Japan Fashion Week International Fashion Fair in Odaiba that the new ‘IOLANI Hawaiian Classics collection will be available in UNIQLO stores worldwide starting May 2014. “‘IOLANI Hawaiian Classics,” part of UNIQLO’s 2014 spring and summer collection, ...
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Hawaii will shine a proud spotlight on the thousands of students from beyond the United States who study at its universities, colleges and preparatory schools with “Study Hawaii Day at the Capitol: Celebrating International Students & Education,” Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day-long event, being organized by the Study Hawaii educational ...
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Tokyo Big Sight, Japan January 22-24, 2014 A diverse and dynamic group of 17 of Hawaii’s most creative designers will converge in Tokyo to showcase their trendsetting Hawaii-made fashion and accessories to the Asia-Pacific market. DBEDT’s “Hawaii Pavilion” at the 2014 JFW International Fashion Fair in Tokyo will attract over 26,000 international buyers and industry ...
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In the new census statistics of international students in the U.S. released by the Institute of International Education Hawaii’s numbers remain relatively constant from 2012 to 2013, although Hawaii’s market share declined slightly as more international students began studying in the U.S. The non-profit group, Study Hawaii and DBEDT are redoubling efforts to attract more ...
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The State of Hawaii Office in Taiwan opened a “Hawaii Education Service Center” in December. The center, located in the Taiwan World Trade Center as part of the State’s Office, serves as a one-stop information and counseling center for Taiwanese students interested in studying at Hawaii’s colleges, universities and high-schools. Working closely with the Study ...
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui hosted Ehime Governor Tokihiro Nakamura and over 300 visitors representing officials from Ehime Prefectural Government, Uwajima City, Hawaii and Ehime youth baseball teams and parents, and Hawaii’s legislative leaders to the 10th Anniversary Sister-State Reception at Washington Place on November 22, 2013. Following the reaffirmation signing of the Hawaii-Ehime Sister State ...
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Governor Neil Abercrombie and Governor Tokihiro Nakamura of Ehime Prefecture reaffirmed the Hawaii-Ehime Sister State agreement to mark the 10th anniversary of the special relationship that was initiated by DBEDT and established in 2003. “The Sister-State reaffirmation signing will formalize the furthering of relationships between the State of Hawaii and Ehime Prefecture in the areas ...
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There are currently about 16,000 students from Vietnam pursuing degrees from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Of this amount, Hawaii attracts less than 1%. How can Hawaii increase the number of Vietnamese students that choose to study in the islands? DBEDT and representatives from the Study Hawaii Education Consortium recently met with a delegation ...
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DBEDT’s Business Development & Support Division, along with Bank of Hawaii, hosted a delegation from the Consulate General of Vietnam to discuss trade and investment opportunities between Vietnam and Hawaii. Pictured from left to right are Betty Brow, Executive VP of Bankoh and President of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce; Richard Lim, Director of ...
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Hawaii Fashion Month brought together the private sector and government to discuss the establishment of a Designer-in-Residence (DIR) Program in Hawaii fashioned after the Macy’s DIR programs in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago. Organized by DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative that targets high-growth/high-potential entrepreneurs, the brainstorming and discussion session led by Allison Izu. Participants included Ari ...
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