OHANA INTERVIEW – ハワイと広島の学生の交流-


With support from Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Kenjinkai students from around the world gather in Hiroshima every summer during their summer vacation. Eligible students or their families must be members of the Hiroshima Kenjinkai.  This year, there were two people from the Honolulu Hiroshima kenjinkai: Syan Shibata (elementary education major at the University of Hawaii) and Tiara Nakamura (electrical engineering major at the University of Washington). The Hilo-Hiroshima Kenjinkai on the Big Island was represented by Maya Atwal (biology major at the University of San Diego) All three university students stayed in Hiroshima from late July and attended the Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6th.  In addition to Hawaii, there were 23 students from Seattle, Oregon, Sacramento, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. After returning to Hawaii, the students looked back on their stay in Hiroshima and talked with us.  First, please hear from Chiemi Okamura, director of the Hiroshima Kenjinkai, who led the tour.