Gov. Josh Green and First Lady Jaime Kanani Green headed to Japan on Sunday to meet with Japanese government officials and key business stakeholders, his office announced.
They will return on Friday. Accompanying them on the diplomatic visit is Scott Saiki, speaker of the Hawai’i House of Representatives.
Green will thank Japan’s government for its $2 million contribution to Hawaii in the aftermath of the Maui wildfire disaster, promote made-in-Hawaii products, and invite the return of Japanese visitors to Hawaii’s shores.
Green will promote Hawaii businesses at the opening event for the Aloha Market, a new store at Haneda International Airport dedicated to selling made-in-Hawaii products internationally.
Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke will also be out of state for official business.
Attorney General Anne Lopez will serve as acting governor from Sunday through Wednesday morning. Luke will serve as acting governor from Wednesday to Friday.