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To remember the story about Japanese immigrants in Hawaii sending a cargo of pigs to Okinawa to help alleviate a food crisis after World War II, a stone monument of porkers will be built in the city of Uruma in March.

As Okinawa and Hawaii marks the 30th anniversary of their sister-state partnership this year, the prefecture hopes that the statue will become an enduring symbol of their friendship.

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