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On a trip to the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo in June, Ramsey Lee, from left, Keena Nakamura, Kohl Nakamura, Trav Takeshita, Riley Lee, Zack Takeshita, Kadi Nakamura, Taylor Fujimoto and Reyann Lee discovered the Big Island Cafe. Photo by Rick Takeshita.
Ruby Tatsuno and the workers at The Lani Kau food truck
(Hawaiian food cafe and bar) threw shakas during Odori Park’s
Lilac Festival in Sapporo, Japan, in May.
Leah Taylor made a stop at the Aloha Cafe while in
Yasugi, Japan, in April. Photo by Chris Taylor.
Honolulu resident Shunro Shima, 90, found Hau‘oli, a hair and Hawaiian lomi lomi salon, in his hometown of Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, in July. Photo by Eri Shima.
Laurie Shinsato spotted a sign for the Kapahulu outpost of the Tonkatsu Tamafuji restaurant in Sapporo, Japan, in July. She is pictured with the chef/owner. Photo by Herbert Shinsato.
In the Omote-Sando district of Tokyo, Kimo Gerald wandered into Aloha Lovers, which sells Hawaii products and kitschy items.
While visiting Sendai, Japan, Mililani
resident Ray Seto stayed at the Hotel Pearl City Sendai in July. Photo by Hiroko Yoshida.
While visiting his mother-in-law in Miyazaki, Japan, in September, Steven Bazzell of Hawaii Kai took a selfie in front of the Mahalo Doughnut Lab cafe.