Hawai‘i extends bond with Yamaguchi

Contributed by the state Legislature

Members of the state Legislature and Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly exchange proclamations on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Seventh from left is Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi of Lihu‘e, and fifth from right is state Rep. Daynette “Dee” Morikawa, majority floor leader who represents portions of the west side and Ni‘ihau.

HONOLULU — A two-year process to formally establish a sister-legislative relationship between Hawai‘i and the Yamaguchi Prefectural Assembly of Japan was completed in a formal ceremony that included Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and state House Majority Leader Daynette “Dee” Morikawa of Kaua‘i.