2018 marks the 150th anniversary since the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Those 150 Japanese nationals arrived in Honolulu in first year of the Meiji era and are therefore called the Gannenmono (meaning “first-year folks”).
Please visit the Gannenmono committee website for a listing of the various events and activities throughout 2018 to celebrate the anniversary: www.kizunahawaii.com
150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First Japanese Immigrants in Hawaii
January 19, 2018