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In March, Honolulu resident Dave Erdman, from left, Sakai City Mayor Masahiro Hashimoto and Tamae Erdman snapped a photo in front of the Aoi Cafe Hawaii in Sakai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Erdman said Sakai City is a friendship city with Honolulu. The cafe serves local-style Hawaii food and desserts. Photo by Sakai City mayor’s staff photographer.