Japanese officials confirm: Hawaii to host Japanese royals this summer

Updated: Mar. 23, 2018 at 6:10 PM HST
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HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Japan's Imperial Household Agency confirmed Friday that Hawaii will be hosting Japanese royalty this summer.

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko will be visiting the Aloha State to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. The couple is expected to be here for a week in June to celebrate.

During the trip, the prince and princess will be speaking with Gov. David Ige and descendants of Japanese immigrants. Prince Akishino is also expected to deliver a speech encouraging closer relations between Hawaii and Japan.

The ceremony is normally held in Japan, but will be held in Hawaii to mark the occasion.

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