\The 7th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival 2022/

\The 7th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival 2022/

The WYUF (World Youth Uchinanchu Festival) is an event where the youth of Okinawa and the world connect with each other.
And this year it will be held online and in person for three days, Oct. 27-29(Japan time).

■Participation target
1) Uchinanchu between 18-35 years old
2) Those who are interested in Okinawan culture.
3) Those who are interested in international exchange.
*Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 15 (Japan time)

■Date: Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29
■Location: Online, Meio University Gymnasium
■Application deadline: Saturday, October 15

Please apply as soon as possible, as we will close the application form when it reaches the maximum capacity of participants.


■10/27(Thu) 09:00~11:00 (Japan time): Family Histories: Introducing our Ojii and Obaa 
*Online Program (ZOOM)

In this online event, participants will share stories they have heard from their grandparents (war, immigration, reversion to Japan, etc.) and talk to each other about it! The purpose of the event is to get people interested in the history of people close to them and to learn about the history of Okinawa by hearing stories directly from the grandparents. Also, another goal is to be grateful and to empathize with others' feelings of pain, sadness, etc.

■10/28(Fri) 09:00~11:00 (Japan time): Shichoson Pride
*Online Program (ZOOM)

In the "Shichoson Pride", we will have Uchinanchus from overseas introduce the city, town, or village where they have their roots, and also we will have a chat where participants will show off their own Okinawa city, town, or village!
I hope participants will find friends from the same places they are from. We would also like to convey the charms of Okinawa to the Uchinanchu who cannot come to Okinawa due to the pandemic, and to expand their image of what Okinawa is like.

■10/29(Sat) 09:00~11:00 (Japan time): Yuntakukai
*Online Program (ZOOM)

On the last day, Uchinanchu from all over the world and those interested in Okinawa will have a yuntaku (chat) session. The theme will be identity, and how to preserve the culture.

■10/29(Sat) 14:00~17:00 (Japan time): Uchinanpic2022
*At Meio University, Nago

In the "Uchinanpic 2022" in-person event, participants will interact with Uchinanchus from around the world while enjoying physical exercise. The program will include obstacle races and much more, so please look forward to it!

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WYUA Website

■Contact us
(World Youth Uchinanchu Association)
The 7th World Youth Uchinanchu Festival Executive Committee

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