"On" or debt of gratitude. Japanese immigrants to the United States also brought along their values. Among these values is one that we are honoring at this year’s Maui Matsuri: ".

There are many in the community to whom we are indebted, from the first Japanese immigrants to the islands who tirelessly labored away in plantations, to our parents and grandparents who sacrificed of themselves so that we might have better lives.

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