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Nahoku Hanohano Awards Remarks

By Yoshi Kamo, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu

May 29, 2011



Thank you for your kind introduction, Bill.

Thank you for having me here this evening. I think I am odd man out, but our host Kintetsu International kindly allowed me to join you here. I am here to say thank you, Hawaii people, for your kind thoughts and support for Japan in time of need after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

On a different note, we genuinely admire and enjoy Hawaiian music and hula in Japan. Hawaiian culture strikes a code in us in appreciation of joy of life. The stage of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is the perfect showcase for what it is like for Hawaiian musicians at their very best. 

Thank you Hawaii!



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