Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members gathered at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Feb. 11 for the organization’s annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. About 150 members and their families attended this year’s gathering. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and his wife, Jean, and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and his wife Misako.

Outgoing president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagai presided over her last meeting. Nagai said she made many new cultural discoveries during her time as president and met many people. “I feel truly blessed,” she said.”

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