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Washington, Hyogo mark the big 5-Oh

Inslee and Ido finish the planting of a tree to mark the sister state anniversary.

OLYMPIA – Leaders of Washington state and Japan’s Hyogo prefecture marked the oldest “sister-state” relationship in either country by making speeches, planting a tree and feasting on smoked salmon and barbecue.

The link between the two regions Washington and Hyogo marked its half-century this summer since that relationship started.

“These ties are as important now as they were then,” Gov. Jay Inslee told a Senate chamber where the floor and the galleries were filled with local residents and visitors from Japan. . .

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Preparing for a feast

A member of the Chehalis tribe cooks king salmon over an open fire near the Capitol.

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and Hyogo Prefecture Gov. Toshizo Ido had Kobe beef for lunch at the Executive Mansion. But food to be served after a mid-afternoon ceremony might have more of a cowboys and Indians motif.

Or maybe Puget Sound Native Americans and cattlemen.

Members of the Chehalis Tribe have been smoking king salmon all day in the lot south of the Capitol. In the early afternoon, the cattlemen arrived with large bags of charcoal and grills to cook up some beef.

The smell of cooking food, wafting all over the Capitol campus, is going to make it hard to get much work done this afternoon, Inslee said as he passed the salmon.

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