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Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Honolulu First Stop

Photos by Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
The Japanese training ship Akogare arrived in Honolulu
yesterday as part of its round-the-world trip --
the first for a Japanese tall ship.

Akogare left Osaka on April 9 and will leave Honolulu for San
Francisco on Thursday. It will also sail to Panama; Boston; Halifax,
Nova Scotia; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Le Havre, France;
Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Piraeus, Greece; Masqat,
Oman and Singapore.

Photos by Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
Above, Rokuo Hayashi, the assistant navigator, plots a course
to San Francisco, their next stop. Also on the ship's bridge
is captain Hitoshi Kita.

Photos by Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
A crew member, Tadanori Akamoto, takes the Japanese
flag down for the night.

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