Ehime Maru Memorial Associationʻs Ehime Maru Memorial Service
Brings the People of Ehime Prefecture and Uwajima City and Hawaii Together

えひめ丸メモリアル協会主催 えひめ丸慰霊祭












Honolulu, Hawai‘i – (January 29, 2024) – The Ehime Maru Memorial Association (EMMA) will be
holding a memorial ceremony to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Ehime Maru accident that
claimed the lives of nine Japanese crew members, including four high school students. The
ceremony will take place on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kaka`ako
Waterfront Park (102 Ohe Street, Honolulu, HI 96813) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
“In years since this tragic accident, the community has reacted positively to honor the memory
of those who were lost and to maintain and strengthen the U.S.-Japan relations by continuing to
create new ties” said Reyna Kaneko, president of EMMA. “Good will programs between Ehime
and Hawaii have been established by supporters and benefactors which include sister schools,
and the annual summer internship for the University of Hawaii students at the Ehime Prefecture
International Center just to name a few.”
Representatives of the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and the State of Hawaii, City
and County of Honolulu, bereaved families and officials from Ehime and Uwajima, and volunteer
organizations will be attending the ceremony. During the memorial ceremony, there will be a
moment of silence to honor those precious lives that were lost. In addition, wreaths and flowers
will be presented by various government agencies, organizations, individuals and other
To learn more about the Ehime Maru Memorial Association, please visit


About the Japan-America Society of Hawaiʻi
Japan-America Society of Hawaii serves as the administrator of the Ehime Maru Memorial
Association and works to preserve the memory of the lives lost in this tragic accident and to
maintain the memorial in perpetuity.