State builds goodwill in Hiroshima and the PhilippinesPosted on Oct 26, 2017 in Capitol Connection, Featured
Governor Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige affirmed Hawai‘i’s long-standing relationship with Japan and the Philippines in visits last month to promote cultural, economic and education exchanges.
Mrs. Ige traveled to Hiroshima Oct. 2 to represent the state in commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hawai‘i’s sister state relationship. She and a delegation of legislators and business representatives were hosted by Hiroshima Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki.
Following that trip, Governor and Mrs. Ige embarked on a goodwill and trade mission with the Filipino Chamber of Commerce Oct. 14-22. Gov. Ige was the first Hawai‘i governor in a decade to visit the Philippines. Among the significant events was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation to establish a partnership between Hawai‘i and all Philippine provinces.