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Ceremony marks 75 years since Honouliuli internment camp opened

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    Shugen Komagata of Soto Mission of Hawaii played a taiko while Edna Saifuku prayed Friday at a ceremony observing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Honouliuli internment camp, where hundreds of Japanese-Americans were confined. Saifuku’s father, Sam Nishimura, was an internee.

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    John Okutani shows a photo of the camp. The stone wall behind him was built by internees.

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    Jane Kurahara prays during ceremony.

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii held a private ceremony Friday at Honouliuli to mark the 75th anniversary of the first day the internment camp opened during World War II. Read more

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