HONOLULU (KHON2) — Governor David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige visited the Hiroshima Prefectural Library on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
They were accompanied by Japanese dignitaries for the signing of the Sister-Library Agreement.
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“This sister-library relationship, the first in Hawai‘i’s history, is just one example of Hiroshima and Hawai‘i working together as sister states, promoting a love of reading and sharing the islands’ unique culture and aloha through books,” said Amano-Ige.
This agreement is between the Hawaii State Public Library and the Hiroshima Prefectural Library in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing agreement.
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“I hope young readers and their families will come to the Hiroshima Prefectural Library and borrow these books to learn about Hawai‘i, and perhaps visit us one day,” said Amano-Ige.