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Festival planned Saturday for children from Fukushima, Japan

December 27, 2013 - 10:14am

The Fukushima Kids Welcome Festival will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hualalai Academy’s Bridge Building.

Organized by nonprofit Fukushima Kids Hawaii, this festival is part of an effort to give children from Fukushima, Japan a healthy and fun respite in Hawaii. The public is invited to meet children from Fukushima, attend a lecture on radiation and health, dance with Zumba instructors and participate in a silent auction. Entertainment will also include a taiko performance. Festival attendees are asked to bring healthy food to share. Volunteers are also needed.

The festival is free, but donations may be made at

For more information, call 334-9616 or email Also, visit or