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Tribute to the Missing
LIHUE, Kauai The Kauai Visitors Bureau and the office of Mayor Maryanne Kusaka have each donated $1,000 to the families of victims in the sinking of the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime Maru.
Kusaka said the people of Japan were generous to Kauai residents after Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and she wanted "to return the kindness in this time of tragedy."
Those wishing to contribute can send a check, with the words "Ehime Maru" on the memo line, to Kauai Visitors Bureau, 4334 Rice St., Lihue, HI 96766.
Several Hawaii community groups with ties to Japan are also collecting money for the victims families. Donations may be made at any First Hawaiian Bank, or mailed to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1796, Honolulu, HI 96806.
Checks should be made payable to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, with "Ehime Maru" on the memo line. For more information, call the Japan-America Society at 524-4450.
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