Hawaii students travel to Japan for Hiroshima anniversary

Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 at 4:51 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - Students from Hawaii gathered with students in Japan at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima to remember the atomic bombings and to promote peace.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports two students each from Punahou School and Farrington High School in Honolulu traveled to Japan as peace scholars for the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945 U.S. bombing of Hiroshima.

Hawaii residents Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo, who wrote the "Adventures in Japanese" textbooks, have funded the Hiroshima Peace Scholars program with their royalties. The project by the two longtime Punahou School teachers entered its 10th year.

The four students with a teacher traveled to a sister school in Hiroshima to forge links for peace with other students.

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