STATE CAPITOL TO DISPLAY HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS COMMEMORATING VISIT BY FIRST JAPANESE DELEGATION, APRI
A display of historical documents commemorating the 1860 visit by 77 Japanese diplomats to the Kingdom of Hawaii—the first ever visit by a Japanese delegation to the Kingdom—will be on display on the 4th floor of the Hawaii State Capitol beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
WHAT: Display of documents commemorating first visit by a Japanese delegation to the Kingdom of Hawaii
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019
WHERE: 4th Floor
Hawaii State Capitol
The display will be part of a day-long commemoration that will include a visit to the Senate and House chambers by thirty descendants of the first Japanese diplomats to Hawai‘i, and recognition by Governor David Ige at 1:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room.
The meeting in March, 1860, made necessary when bad weather forced the ship carrying the delegation to stop in Honolulu for repairs and supplies, resulted in the Treaty of Amity between Japan and the Kingdom.