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Honolulu Festival returns this month

The Honolulu Festival is returning and is expecting about 2,000 visitors to travel from Japan to attend the festival, which runs March 8 to 10.

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Sean Dee, executive vice president/chief commercial officer with Outrigger Hospitality Group, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Dancers with Chinagu Eisa perform during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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People watch a drum performance by Chinagu Eisa during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Seven-year-old Lucas Semple, right, and twin brother Zachary share a seat while watching during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Seven-year-old Lucas Semple, right, and twin brother Zachary share a seat while watching during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Seven-year-old Lucas Semple, right, and twin brother Zachary share a seat while watching during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Devin Nakamura, right, and Yume Le, of Chinagu Eisa, perform during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Dancers with Chinagu Eisa perform during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Ted Kubo, right, president of the Honolulu Festival Foundation, Mikio Izawa, deputy consul general with the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, Makana McClellan, director of communications with Office of the Governor, and Ka‘ili Trask O’Connell, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, clap during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Dancers with Chinagu Eisa, including Yume Le, left, and Seila Davenport, perform during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Devin Nakamura of Chinagu Eisa performs during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Ted Kubo, president of the Honolulu Festival Foundation, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Ted Kubo, president of the Honolulu Festival Foundation, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Mikio Izawa, deputy consul general for the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Yume Le, of Chinaga Eisa, performs during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Yume Le, of Chinagu Eisa, performs during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Todd Kobashigawa, of Chinagu Eisa, performs during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Todd Kobashigawa, of Chinagu Eisa, performs during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Makana McClellan, director of communications for the Office of the Governor, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.
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Ka‘ili Trask O’Connell, executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, speaks during a news conference announcing the return of the Honolulu Festival on Thursday.

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