Did you know?: Strong tie of Okinawa and Hawaii

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa
Okinawa and Hawaii have a strong tie. It dates back to a group of 27 immigrants that left Okinawa in 1899. The number of Okinawans in Hawaii continued growing from there. 
Today, there are thought to be 45,000 to 50,000 Okinawan descendants living in the state.
 

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