Governor Neil Abercrombie also signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Governors from Hiroshima, Saga, and Shizuoka prefectures. The MOUs will solidify Hawaii’s and Japan’s commitment to engaging in technological development in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The dignitaries, along with U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Governor Abercrombie and Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz and members of the U.S. Japan Council, met to discuss exchange and cooperation related to clean energy and trade. Later in the day, Governor attended the reception held by the U.S.-Japan council reception in celebration of the state to prefecture collaboration.