Sister State Agreement signed in Japan

  • Courtesy of Cheryl Shintani

    Suo Oshima Mayor Masafumi Fujimoto, third from left, pose with the Kaua‘i delegation to the Sister State Agreement signing, including Sae Yamaguchi, far left, Jaycie Matsunami, Mayor Fujimoto, Cheryl Shintani, Brian Yamamoto, and Noa Noguchi. Missing is Steven Nishimura who was being interviewed by NHK News.

  • Courtesy of Cheryl Shintani

    The delegation participating in the Sister State Agreement signing on Aug. 27 at the Sunshine Southern Seto Hotel in Suo Oshima, Japan.

  • Cheryl Shintani/Contributed

    The signing of the Sister State Agreement between Gov. David Ige and Gov. Tsugumasa Muraoka with Rep. Dee Morikawa and Assembly Chair Shungaku Yanai witnessing at the Sunshine Southern Seto Hotel in Suo Oshima, Japan.

JAPAN — Six Kaua‘i Yamaguchi Kenjin Kai members — Cheryl Shintani, Brian Yamamoto, Steven Nishimura, Jaycie Matsunami, Sae Yamaguchi, a 2021-2022 exchange student from Yamaguchi University studying at the Kaua‘i Community College, and Noa Noguchi, a third year Kaua‘i CC student whose ‘ohana resides in Suo Oshima — recently returned from Japan where they were participants in the historic signing of the Sister State Agreement between the State of Hawai‘i and the Prefecture of Yamaguchi in Japan.

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