Hawaii 1960 - 2007



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 Hawaii is the newest of the 50states and the only state made up entirely of islands. It is located in the
central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United states, southeast of Japan and northeast of Australia.
Honolulu of the island of Oahu is the state capital of Hawaii. Population of the state estimated about 1,300,000.

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米国では肥満と喫煙とが健康上の最大のリスクと認識されている。では喫煙規制の実態はどうか、ハワイの現状を
この目で確認することが今回の旅行の主要な目的であった。



(L) In Hawaii, English and Japanese are the two important languages for touring the islands.


Hawall 1960 -2007

It was the first time to step in a country outside of Japan. As one of the grantee of Fulbright Exchange Program,
the writer landed in Honolulu after the ten-day sea trip after Yokohama by the President Cleaveland, operated
by American President Line. Hawaii was the place to stop over on the way to San Francisco, the destination.
Japan' s economy in 1960s was so poor, and monetary restriction was enforced, so a tourist cannot make a trip
to outside the own country. Therefore, we met no Japanese tourists in Honolulu. It was in June 1960.

筆者にとってハワイは最初の外国であった。1960年に日米政府共同出資のフルブライト奨学生プログラムの一員として、
横浜からプレジデント・クリ−ブランド号に乗船し,、約10日間かけてやっとハワイの地にたどり着いた。サンフランシスコへの
途中寄港のための上陸だ。当時は日本は未だ経済的に貧困の域を脱することが出来ず、ドルが自由に入手出来ない外貨規制の
真っ直中にあった。無論、一般の海外旅行は御法度で、その時ハワイでただ一人の日本人旅行客に出会うことはなかった。


Honolulu, Hawaii in 1960. (L) A palm street near the Oahu Port. (R) Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Beach.
Photographed in June 1960 by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD.

A commemorative postage stamp cerebrating the fifty years between Japan and US Fulbright Exchange program


In April 2007, 47 years has passed since the time we first landed in Honolulu. Everything is so different.
Now, Boing jet aircraft carries 480 passengers in about seven hours. Almost all passengers are Japanese.
Most major hotels in Waikiki are packed with a Japanese group tour. About eighty percent of hotel-user
at Honolulu Japanese. The second language in Hawaii appears to be Japanese. Workers in many shops
and restaurants understand Japanese, and they accept Japanese yen for its payment. A driver's license
issued in Japan is valid in the state of Hawaii. When we compared with those days, it appears to belong
to another age.

2007年、あれから47年経過、その姿の違いに驚嘆した。今、成田からのボーイング747ジェット機で一度に480人
もの乗客を7時間の短時間で運ぶことが出来る、しかも乗客のぼぼ全員が日本人である。そしてワイキキのホテルは
日本人団体客でごったかえしていた。客層の80%以上が日本人というホテルも少なくない。ワイキキでは日本語が
理解され、土産物店では日本円が使われ、ハワイでは日本の運転免許証がそのまま通用する。正に隔世の感がある。



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Hotels of Island of Maui  Island of Hawaii  Oahu Island  Smoking ban in the states of Hawaii
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ハワイ
2007年3月写真撮影 2007年4月執筆 2009年10月英文加筆 2013年11月英文加筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The photographs were taken in March 2007, except for the picture taken in June 1960.
This article was written in April 2007, last revised in November, 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



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