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COURTESY SHARON AOKI
While on vacation in the beginning of March, Aiea resident George Aoki spotted the Kahiko — Roots of Hawaii shop at the Markis Mall near the Fukuoka Dome in Fukuoka, Japan.
COURTESY CHAD AYSON
Originally from Kalihi, Chad Ayson, Miho Ayson, Kei-Keilana Ayson and Kia-Kiana Ayson left their hearts in Hawaii when they moved to Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The couple runs an English conversation school called Ohana English School (Ohana Eikaiwa).
COURTESY KIP ANDERSON
While at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va., Alana Anderson discovered the Poke It Up restaurant in March 2018.