"The Yap-to-Okinawa Crew: After 11 days and 1200 miles, the crew landed safely in Okinawa (4/23, 6 a.m. HST, or 4/24, 1 a.m. JST). From left to right, front row: Takuji Araki of Okinawa, apprentice navigator Ka'iulani Murphy, captain and navigator Nainoa Thompson, first mate Chadd Paishon of Kamuela, Kanako Uchino of Japan, Pomai Bertelmann of Kamuela, Atwood Makanani of Maui, back row: Kaina Holomalia of Nanakuli, Dr. Pete Roney the on-board doctor, Maile Neff of Kaua'i (hidden behind Chadd!), and Timothy Gilliom of Maui." -Crew blog
Hokule'a reached Itoman Port on Okinawa about 1 am this morning (Tuesday) Japan time. Despite the hour, about 150 people were there to greet the crew. They were to clear customs early this afternoon and be hosted at a dinner tonight by 100 people from Hawai'i who live on Okinawa.
The Honolulu Advertiser said, "Other activities planned include school visits, canoe tours, a workshop and a visit to the Marine Museum in Motobu, Okinawa. Crew members from the Big Island plan to carry messages from children of a Punana Leo school in Hilo. The children wrote their Hawaiian greeting in kanji as part of a new program that teaches the students the Japanese language characters as a strong basis to learn oral languages."
Just today, this video about Hokule'a was posted on YouTube. It is an interview with master navigator Nainoa Thompson about the Hokule'a's history and its voyage to Japan. Great explanation and pictures. About 8 1/2 minutes. Japanese version also available on the YouTube website.