Japan royals to visit Hawaii to mark 150 years since immigration

Japan royals to visit Hawaii to mark 150 years since immigration

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Japan's Prince and Princess Akishino are set to visit Hawaii this summer.

Japanese media reports that the couple is visiting the islands for about a week to mark 150 years since the Japanese began immigrating to Hawaii during the plantation era.

The ceremony is set for June 7.

While in Hawaii, Prince Akishino is expected to deliver a speech calling for an even closer relationship between Japan and Hawaii.

They are also expected to participate in a convention to honor people of Japanese ancestry.

The event is typically held in Japan, but it will be held in Hawaii to mark the occasion.

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