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The State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i (JASH), is convening the first Hawai‘i-Japan Sister State and Sister City Summit on July 27 and 28, 2023, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Governor Josh Green, M.D. and Hawai‘i’s mayors will welcome governors and mayors of the six prefectures and sixteen cities and towns from Japan with sister relationships. 

DBEDT is pleased to once again sponsor the annual Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair, on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  More than 20 classes led by professional experts will be offered, from how to start a business, to organizing and strengthening your finances, to expanding your markets beyond Hawaiʻi.