Photos and captions from Governor David Ige’s Facebook page. For a video briefing of the trip, click here.
Photos from Okinawa
We had a long trip to Okinawa, but were welcomed with a warm reception at Naha Airport. Members of DBEDT, HUOA, Hawaii Okinawa Kyokai and Okinawan Prefecture Government greeted us with flowers and a welcome sign. (10/7/15)
Governor Takeshi Onaga gave us a warm reception. (10/8/15) — in Naha, Okinawa.
Okinawa-Hawaii Kyokai Reception (10/8/15) — in Naha, Okinawa.
Dawn and I are so grateful to be hosted by such a wonderful group of people. Giving our thanks at the Okinawa-Hawaii Kyokai Reception. (10/8/15) — in Naha, Okinawa.
Speaking with the students at Meio University. (10/8/15) — in Nago.
Touring Meio University with Dawn. (10/8/15) — in Nago.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Tecnhnology (10/8/15) — in Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan.
Touring the facilities at the Okinawa Electric Power Company and J-Power (Control Center)
(10/8/15) — in Ginowan, Okinawa.
Catching up with the Governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Takeshi Onaga. (10/9/15)
Dawn and I enjoyed talking to the students at Naha Kokusai High School. (10/9/15) — in Naha, Okinawa.
Enjoying the beautiful campus at the University of the Ryukus. (10/9/15) — in Ginowan, Okinawa.
We spent the afternoon planting a memorial tree. (10/9/15) — in Ginowan, Okinawa.
These guys know how to have a good time! Getting into the celebrations at the 30th anniversary sister state reception. (10/9/15) — in Naha, Okinawa.
Laying fresh flowers at the Cornerstone of Peace, a monument which commemorates the Battle of Okinawa and the end of World War II. — in Itoman, Okinawa.
What a humbling experience at the Cornerstone of Peace. The names of over 240-thousand people who lost their lives in the Battle of Okinawa are inscribed on the memorial. — in Itoman, Okinawa.
Photos from Guangdong
Photo of Governor Ige and First Lady with Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan and American Consulate General Charles Bennett at the White Swan Hotel. 40 member delegation attended the gala reception hosted by Guangdong Province which featured entertainers from Hawaii and Guangdong.
Photo of Governor Ige and First Lady with Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan and American Consulate General Charles Bennett at the White
Swan Hotel. 40 member delegation attended the gala reception hosted by Guangdong Province which featured entertainers from Hawaii and Guangdong.
Governor and First Lady each providing remarks at the Study Hawaii education seminar attended by over 150 school administrators,
students, parents and education marketing consultants. Nineteen representatives from fifteen Study Hawaii institutions participated in the mission to Guangdong Province.
Governor and Study Hawaii delegation meeting with Dr. Liu Ming, President of South China Normal University and senior administrators
from the university. South China Normal University traveled to Hawaii in September 2014 to sign Memorandum of Understandings with the
University of Hawaii System and Kapiolani Community College and a Memorandum of Agreement with University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business.
Governor and Study Hawaii delegation with Zhongshan City Mayor Chen Liangxian. Over 75% of Chinese in Hawaii trace their ancestral roots back to Zhongshan City.