In 2008, members of our Japanese sister Club of Higashi-Hiroshima visited Hilo and, with our Club, planted a tree at Kuhio Kalanianaoli Park, known as Rotary Centennial Park, along Bayfront.  On September 22, Takashi Shimasaki, who was president of the Sister Club during the planting visit, returned to see the tree and talk to mullet fishermen in the area.
Special thanks to Kenneth Barnes, Preston's son, for being tour guide to Volcano, and to Paula Uusitalo, who led Shimasakisan and his son to other sites.
It's especially interesting that Shimasakisan's visit comes immediately after a visit from Anamaria Maraboli-Smith, PP of our other Sister Club of La Serena Oriente in Chile.
Again, we are fortunate to have these international connections, and that we live in such a wonderful place that brings them to visit.