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Kyûzô and his younger brother [[Toyama Matasuke|Tôyama Matasuke]], along with 30 others, departed Okinawa in December [[1899]] and arrived in Honolulu the following month, becoming the first [[Okinawans in Hawaii]]. Tôyama then accompanied the second group, which arrived in Hawaii in [[1903]]. He settled at Honouliuli,<ref>In the 1940s, Honouliuli would become the site of a Japanese internment camp.</ref> near Ewa, and worked on the plantation himself, as well as surveying work conditions at other sites. He studied English and gave encouraging lectures to the Okinawan workers for about six months, before returning to Okinawa.
 
Kyûzô and his younger brother [[Toyama Matasuke|Tôyama Matasuke]], along with 30 others, departed Okinawa in December [[1899]] and arrived in Honolulu the following month, becoming the first [[Okinawans in Hawaii]]. Tôyama then accompanied the second group, which arrived in Hawaii in [[1903]]. He settled at Honouliuli,<ref>In the 1940s, Honouliuli would become the site of a Japanese internment camp.</ref> near Ewa, and worked on the plantation himself, as well as surveying work conditions at other sites. He studied English and gave encouraging lectures to the Okinawan workers for about six months, before returning to Okinawa.
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He died on Sept 17, [[1910]], in [[Yonabaru]].
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He died on Sept 17, [[1910]], in [[Yonabaru]]. A statue of him was erected in Kin in 1961; another statue of Toyama stands outside the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipahu, Hawaii.
    
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