The Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai celebrated its 95th anniversary with a festive gathering at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. The June 3 event started with a briefing by Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki on the prefecture’s progress and current challenges following the 2011 Töhöku earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster.

Later, during the formal program, Suzuki presented outstanding achievement and service awards to HFKK members June Motokawa, Clarence Sato, Aileen Moriwake, Jane Akita, Sadie Watanabe, Shitsuko Abe, Toshiko Abe, Shizue Ishihara and Hiroshi Yoshida.

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