Three years ago today, Japan was shaken by an earthquake and tsunami that devastated their country and affected the entire Pacific Ocean – including many tense hours here on Maui as the tsunami approached. Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO Mike McCartney, issued the following statement today marking the anniversary.
“The resilience of the Japanese people has helped them to heal and move forward from this tragedy. However, we know they are still recovering both physically and emotionally. The losses they endured can never be forgotten.
“On behalf of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, we continue to send our heartfelt aloha to our ‘ohana in Japan as we remember the anniversary of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.”