The 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival “Nafanchu Welcome Party”


The Nafanchu Welcome Party was held during the 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

Naha City hosted the Nafanchu Welcome Party, welcoming the Uchinanchu domestically and abroad who came to the prefecture for the 7th Worldwide Festival.

Date and Time: November 2, 2022, 18:30 - 19:40

Venue: “Saikai” banquet hall (2F), Okinawa Harborview Hotel

The total number of participants: 130

The breakdown of participants:
USA 79
Brazil 11
Bolivia 5
Canada 1
United Kingdom 1
Germany 1
Outside Okinawa 6
Okinawa 26

The program:

1. Opening by the emcee
2. Welcome speech by Mayor Mikiko Shiroma
3. Toast by Mr. Tomohiro Kudaka, Chairperson of Naha City Council
4. Video, “100th Anniversary of Naha City”
5. Representative Speeches
   by Mr. David Jones, HUOA (Hawaii United Okinawa Association) President
   by Mr. Ritsutada Takara, Okinawa Association of Brazil President
   by Mr. Toru Higa, Okinawa Association of Bolivia President
6. Karate Demonstration by the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate Do Kyudo-Kan Renmeikai. Shorin Ryu Kyudo-Kan Honbu Dojo
7. Song Performance by Mr. Victor Kinjo, a trainee from the 2009 Naha City Overseas Acceptance Project for Emigrants’ Descendants
8. Eisa Performance by the Sosakushu Ouka
9. Closing

The viewing of the Nafanchu Welcome Party (Video)

The video of the Nafanchu Welcome Party is available on the link.

Contact information:

Peace Exchange Promotion Group,
Peace Exchange Promotion & Gender Equality Division, Dept. of General Affairs
1-1-1 Naha City Hall 5th floor,
Izumizaki, Naha City, Okinawa 900-8585
Phone number: 098-861-5195
FAX: 098-861-4092


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