Hawaii Tourism Japan shares the aloha spirit at relief center in Japan


On behalf of our marketing contractor, Hawai’i Tourism Japan (HTJ), we would like to say mahalo to the many business who generously donated to HTJ’s first relief drive on April 16-17, 2011. HTJ visited evacuees in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, an area heavily damaged by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. As part of the “Aloha for Japan” drive, many Hawai’i and Japan based businesses donated goods to HTJ that allowed them to share the aloha spirit with our friends in Japan who are struggling to rebuild after the devastation. Companies that supported HTJ’s “Aloha for Japan” relief drive included:

· 88 Tees

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· Aqua Hotels & Resorts

· Big Island Candies

· Delta Airlines

· DFS Hawai’i

· GRP Home Co.

· Hawaiian Airlines

· Hilton Hotels and Resorts Hawai’i

· Honolulu Cookie Co.

· The Kahala Hotel & Resort

· Kualoa Ranch

· Miramar At Waikīkī

· Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club

· SM Trading Co.

· U’i Mau A Mau

· Wet N Wild Hawai’i

· Hawaiian Host

· Hawaiian Sun

· Menehune Water Co.

· Hormel

· Ogo Onoloa

· Sendai Royal Park Hotel

· Tereshia Ltd.

HTJ is planning a second relief drive to Miyagi Prefecture on April 27-28. They are also planning the “Aloha Heaven Concert” on June 26 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Hawai’i Convention Center to benefit Aloha for Japan. The concert will feature Na Leo, Jake Shimabukuro, Mānoa DNA, Ohta-san and Herb Ohta Jr., Maunalua and Jeff Peterson.

Our thoughts continue to be with the people of Japan during this difficult time. The HTA would like to thank everyone who has generously donated to relief efforts and would like to encourage your continued support, for more information please visit www.alohaforjapan.com.