How many Japanese are there in Hawaii?
Not too many people know that the Japanese in Hawaii are called simply Japanese or â€œLocal Japaneseâ€. Did you know that the Japanese represent the second largest ethnic group in Hawaii. Not too many people know that the first 153 Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii on February 8, 1885 as contract laborers for the sugar cane and pineapple plantations. It is interesting to know that the Japanese in Hawaii represent 16.7% of the island population.