UH-Hilo students, faculty to share Hawaiian culture, language in Japan

Twenty-one students and two faculty members from the University of Hawaii at Hilo will take part in a nine-day, fully funded trip to Japan this month as part of the Tomodachi Inouye Scholars program sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Council.

The TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars program, created to honor the legacy of the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, provides UH-Hilo students the opportunity to spend spring break (March 19-27) in Japan to interact with their peers and share their Hawaiian language and culture.

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