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The 2017 Hankyu Hawaii Fair kicked off on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka. This year, the Fair brings together 77 companies gathered in a North Shore-like marketplace-setting, for companies to sell food, apparel, jewelry, and art from Hawaii. Some Hawaii companies like Ola Tropical Apothecary, Lauren Roth Art, ...
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Learn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their ...
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The Hawaii Island New Farmer Expo will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This all-day event will take place at the Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea. We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, John Caverly, better known as Ginger John, owner of Onomea Farm and Sweet Cane Cafe who ...
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HONOLULU— For the sixth consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. The event will be held this year June 19 – 22, 2017 at the Convention ...
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From Capitol Connections If you’re a Hawai‘i small business owner like Isabella Hughes and Harrison Rice, you know you need all the friends you can get. But what if that friend was the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT)? And what if they told you they could help you leverage your business ...
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Economic Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles is inviting sellers/buyers in the State of Hawaii to attend the 2017 US Business Day held in Taipei on August 29th, 2017. The purpose of this event is to promote bilateral trade and investment ties between Taiwan and the U.S. by encouraging Taiwanese ...
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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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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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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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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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