Because Homeland Matters, Contends Hawaii Japanese Center Head

Arnold T. Hiura
Published with Permission

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a talk Hawaii Japanese Center executive director Arnold Hiura delivered at the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai’s shinnen enkai on Feb. 25 at Hilo’s Sangha Hall. We thank Arnold for sharing this text with our readers.

At the Hawaii Japanese Center, one of our main objectives is to preserve the lessons of the past for future generations.

Visitors to the center are often surprised to see how much stuff we have in the center’s collection — everything from old toys, tools and furniture, to kimonos, books and works of art.

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