AboutDeutschland Okinawa Kenjinkai

Deutschland Okinawa Kenjinkai

Activity base
Europe(Federal Republic of Germany)
Deutschland Okinawa Kenjinkai About
Membership23 (As of 2018)
ChairpersonNagato Sakihara (Since 2013/ Term unknown)
Organization Overview・There are 23 members (official website states 82). Membership requirement is to be a person from Okinawa or had lived in Okinawa.
・Chairperson is selected by recommendation or appointment. There is 1 treasurer.
・It was established in 1989 being its first chairperson Ms. Kumiko Hokama. Members met at an international food trade fair social gathering and it was officially established in 1991 on the occasion of participating in the first Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.
・Before the establishment of the Kenjinkai, casual gatherings of 4 families from Okinawa were held.
Affiliated Org.None
Related Org.None
Deutschland Okinawa Kenjinkai Activity contents
Description・Main activity is organizing social gatherings and information exchanges.
・As an important activity involved in project where Okinawa was introduced. The title was "Okinawa-das andere Japan" and cohosted by the Japan Consulate in Dusseldorf and the Department of Modern Japanese Studies of the University of Dusseldorf in November 2013.
Own scholarship programNone
Exchange with other regionNone
Other Okinawa related matters【Place Where Many Okinawans Gather】
・Kyoto:A restaurant in Koln City, its owner, Mr. Uehara, is from Miyako Island. The Kenjinkai New Year's Party is held here every year.

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