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‘Aloha Ohshima’ relief drive in wake of typhoon

MEDIA RELEASE Typhoon Wipha ravaged coastal towns along Japan’s east coast on Oct. 16, and the hardest hit place was Ohshima Island, a sister city of Hawaii County. Wipha brought torrential rains – a record-breaking 33 inches in 24 hours – that caused flooding and mudslides that destroyed nearly 300 homes. According to the most […]

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Delegation from Oshima Island visits Big Island

Delegation from Oshima Island visits Big Island

MEDIA RELEASE A delegation from Hawaii County Sister City Oshima Island visited the office of Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday, delivering a gift in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship. In Japanese, Oshima means “big island” – so it’s fitting that Oshima Island’s only international Sister City relationship is with Hawaii’s […]

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County enters sister city relationship with island off Okinawa

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County enters sister city relationship with island off Okinawa

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