【Extend the nomination deadline】To Overseas Kenjinkai Interested in the 2022 “World Uchinā Network Enhancement Promotion” Okinawa Performing Arts Instructor Dispatch Program!

1. About the “World Uchinā Network Enhancement Promotion” Okinawa Performing Arts Instructor Dispatch Program
 The program aims to support overseas Kenjinkai who will be holding events related to "World Uchinānchu Day" by dispatching instructors from the diverse and beautiful world of Okinawan performing arts. By offering a support system, Okinawa Prefecture hopes to better promote Okinawa’s appeal as well as perpetuate, develop, and strengthen relationships with overseas Kenjinkais.

2. Purpose
1) Establishment and raising awareness of "World Uchinānchu Day" (event-related support)
2) Expansion of cultural initiatives as related to overseas Kenjinkai and the Uchinā Network
3) Fostering interest in Okinawan culture within overseas Kenjinkai members and related persons, especially among the younger generation

3. Program Content
Okinawan performing arts instructors are dispatched in accordance with a "World Uchinānchu Day Commemorative Event" organized on or around October 30th, 2021 "World Uchinānchu Day " by an overseas Kenjinkai in order to foster a connection between said Kenjinkai and Okinawa, and provide a foundation for the Kenjinkai to continue to organize similar such events. In 2022, in conjunction with the "The 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival", online instruction will be provided in advance to Okinawa Prefectural Associations that plan to participate in the festival and wish to receive instruction in performing arts, and will be invited to perform at events to be held in Okinawa Prefecture during the festival. (However, the details of the program may be subject to change depending on the status of the new coronavirus infection both in Japan and overseas.).

4. Required Documents, Application Deadline ※Extend the nomination deadline

(1) Required Documents
     Submit application forms by e-mail by the deadline, referring to (1) and (2) below.
Reference ① Application GuidelinesQ&A
(2) Application Deadline: Must arrive by 17:00 (Japan time) July 29(Fri), 2022
   →Must arrive by 17:00 (Japan time) August10(Wed), 2022
(3)Contact information for submission
   〒900-8570 1-2-2 Izumizaki (5th floor), Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Attn: Kazuko Ishiki,
Okinawa Prefecture Dept. of Culture, Tourism, and Sports
 International Exchange Division
TEL: 098-866-2479 FAX: 098-866-2960
(4)Submission method
Please send the required forms by e-mail.

Related links
“World Uchinā Network Enhancement Promotion” Okinawa Performing Arts Instructor Dispatch Program.

October 30, 2020 "World Uchinānchu Day", Video Part 3 (external link)

2019 Okinawa Performing Arts Instructor Dispatch Program. (English version) Video (external link)

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