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Governor Ige Returns from Japan, China

October 15, 2015, 2:59 PM HST
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Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Ige returned from trips to Japan and China on Wednesday.

The pair traveled with a delegation from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to promote economic development, renewable energy cooperation, and international student exchange.

During their travels, Governor Ige and First Lady Ige participated in the 30th anniversary of sister-relations with Okinawa Prefecture, Japan and Guangdong Province, China.

“Hawai’i and Okinawa share many similar characteristics, and I was able to observe how Okinawa’s energy companies and educational institutions are developing programs and initatives that have global impact,” said Governor Ige. “The Prefectural Government is also committed to developing a workforce skilled in international relations. Our similarities will continue to unite us as we strive to achieve new models of economic development priorities.”

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