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Japan's first theme park opened in Iwaki in Jan. 1966, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)
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Japan's first theme park opened in Iwaki in Jan. 1966, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)

The original 'hula girls' for the theme park were coal miners' daughters, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)
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The original 'hula girls' for the theme park were coal miners' daughters, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)

An aerial view of the original Hawaiian Center complex in Iwaki, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)
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An aerial view of the original Hawaiian Center complex in Iwaki, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)

The Joban coalfield in Iwaki was one of Japan's largest, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)
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The Joban coalfield in Iwaki was one of Japan's largest, (Courtesy, Joban Kosan Co.)

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