By Carl Wright
Published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Wednesday, June 5, 1974.
Hiroshima, labeled in the world's memory as the 1945 target of the first atomic bomb, has another and much older significance for Hawaii.
The city of Hiroshima, and the surrounding prefecture of the same name, was the most prolific single source of Japanese emigration to Hawaii.
The main period of emigration got under way in 1885, and over the next four decades tens of thousands of Japanese left their homeland for Hawaii.