Forging Business Alliances with Japan
The Governor of Fukuoka, Japan, hosted an intimate reception for business leaders in West Hawaiʻi at Teshima’s January 21.
Chamber member Tony Takai facilitated the development and planning of this meeting to allow conversation and relationship building that could grow into future business partnerships. The event included our County Councilmembers Dru Mamo Kanuha, Maile Medeiros David and Karen Eoff.
Mahalo to Tony Takai for allowing the KKCC to be involved in this important gathering.
Photos from left: Councilmember Maile Medeiros David, Executive Director Kirstin Kahaloa and Governor of Fukuoka Hiroshi Ogawa discuss how government works and supports businesses in Japan and Hawaiʻi.
Incoming KKCC Board Chair Matthew Grauso, GM of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, poses for a photo with Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly Speaker Masayuki Nakao.
Governor Ogawa gets ready to taste test Kona-made Big Island Abalone while BIA President Hiroshi Arai explains the product. Mahalo to chamber member Big Island Abalone Corp. and Hiroshi for donating fresh abalone.
Attendees at Governor Ogawa’s reception.