120 members of the Shufu Society of Hawaii and their guests received a lesson in the Hawaii Japanese American history during their annual meeting at the Waialae Country Club on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The Shufu Society of Hawaii is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster cross-cultural relations between Japan and Hawaii. As part of the 150th anniversary of the initial Japanese immigration to Hawaii they requested a presentation from the Nisei Veterans Legacy as the featured event of their annual meeting where their new officers are installed.
Byrnes Yamashita, with translation assistance by Ms. Christine Kubota, Board Chairwoman of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, provided a slide presentation of the Japanese American history in Hawaii with a strong emphasis on the role of the Nisei Soldiers of World War II.
Honored guests included Mrs. Dawn Amano-Ige, former Governor and Mrs. George Ariyoshi and Mrs. Koichi Ito, wife of the Consul General of Japan.