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Governor Ige Welcomes Jibanyan, the Official Kids Spokesperson of Hawaii Tourism Japan

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Governor Ige with Hawaii Tourism Japan kids ambassador JimbanyanJibanyan, official Kids Spokesperson of Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan, made a courtesy call to Mr. David Ige, the Governor of Hawaiʻi, as his first job as a spokesperson. At the Hawaii State Capitol, the Governor received him cordially with a shaka sign.

The Governor said “we are extremely fortunate that Jibanyan, who is one of the most popular characters among Japanese children, will be actively involved with Hawaii tourism promotions in Japan. Through Jibanyan, many Japanese children will be more aware of Hawaii and we believe they will visit Hawaii in the near future. “

Jibanyan has informed the Governor that his first action after being inaugurated as Kids Spokesperson was that he promised to send many Japanese children to the State of Hawaiʻi.