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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Washington, Japan’s Hyogo mark 50-year relationship

Gov. Jay Inslee, right, and Hyogo Prefecture Gov. Toshizo Ido shovel dirt onto a newly planted magnolia tree at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia on Monday. A delegation of 250 people from Hyogo visited the state to celebrate 50 years of a sister-state relationship.