Okinawa Association of Mexico
- Activity base
- Latin America(United Mexican States)
- Okinawa Association of Mexico About
Membership Approx. 100 （As of 2017） Established 1983 （On this time survey it states 1986） Chairperson Alcides Hideki Takara (3 year term） Organization Overview ・Chairperson is selected by recommendation. Term period is 3 years.
・There are positions for vice-chairperson, manager, treasurer and adviser. There are no committees or groups.
・The first chairperson was Mr. Masamichi Nakasone.
・The objectives for establishments were:
1. To promote friendship among the members.
2. To keep close contact with the mother prefecture.
・The Okinawan Association of Mexico was dissolved once due to disputes of leadership with the Japanese Association. However, due to the efforts of Mr. Seiki Uehara (Director General, JICA Mexico) and other people, it resumed its activities.
Affiliated Org. None Related Org. Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Mexico Branch Publication None
- Okinawa Association of Mexico Activity contents
Description ・As a commemorative event for the 120 anniversary of the Japanese immigration, the Okinawa Festival was held. At this event, Okinawa food was sold, and the Okinawa Kabuki Group Chura performed there
・To celebrate the 400 years of the Mexico-Japan Friendship, the Japan Festival was held. At this event, Eisa, Okinawan dance, Karate and other Okinawan traditional and cultural representations were introduced deepening the relationship between the two countries.
・Fishing is very popular among its members as a recreational activity.
Own scholarship program Yes
The last party sent to study in Okinawa was in 2005. There is no records after this year.
Other Okinawa related matters 【Media catering people related to Okinawa】
・In 1955, the weekly in Japanese Japanese, Nichiboku, started its publication and continued until 1997.
・Nowadays, a free magazine for personnel stationed there is being issued with tips and information about daily life in Mexico.
Yearly Schedule (Past Info）
- Okinawa festival
- Children festival
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