Consulate Activities


Japan-US Joint Memorial Ceremony “Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl Harbor”

On December 8, 2022, the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the U.S. Navy Region Hawaii conducted the Seventh Annual Joint Memorial Ceremony on Ford Island to remember all the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor. This Japan-U.S. co-hosted ceremony first began in 2016. On the ceremony of this year, 81 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, approximately 70 guests, including Governor Green from State of Hawaii, RADM Converse, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and crewmembers of JS Toryu, visiting Honolulu, attended the ceremony. 

Consul General Yutaka Aoki attended the ceremony on behalf of the Government of Japan.  Rear Admiral Stephen D. Barnett, Commander of Navy Region Hawaii, attended the ceremony on behalf of the United States. The ceremony began with a moment of silence, followed by both Japanese and American national anthems. Consul General Yutaka Aoki and Rear Admiral Stephen D. Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, delivered remarks as the co-hosts of the event. The keynote speech was given by Mr. Tom Leatherman, Superintendent, Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

The ceremony concluded with a wreath-laying by Consul General Aoki and Admiral Barnett.
Participants observe a moment of silence
Consul General Aoki
Rear Admiral Barnett
Mr. Leatherman
Wreath-laying by Consul General Aoki and Rear Admiral Barnett