NOUVELLE CALLDONIE DESCENDANTS D’OKINAWA
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- NOUVELLE CALLDONIE DESCENDANTS D’OKINAWA About
Membership 15 （As of 2016） Established 2007 Chairperson Leopold Zenkuro Organization Overview ・Its first chairperson was Mr. Jean-Pierre Zenkuro. The objectives behind its establishment were to promote cultural exchanges, organize visits to Okinawa and look for Okinawan roots and relatives.
・In 2012, it was celebrated the 120th anniversary of the Japan immigration to New Caledonia with a festival held by the Japan New Caledonia Friendship Association. From Okinawa, the Okinawa-New Caledonia Friendship Association sent a group of 50 people to attend this event. This group was comprised of Eisa and Ryukyuan dancers and Karate practitioners who performed on the event.
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Description 【Reception of the 4th visiting group from New Caledonia】
・An event celebrating the 10th anniversary of friendship between Okinawa and New Caledonia was held. From Okinawa a "frame" was presented as a gift. Members of the Japan New Caledonia Friendship Association and the Honorary Consul to Japan also attended the event.
・A documentary movie depicting the lives of 2nd and 3rd generation Okinawan in New Caledonian titled "Mabuigumi: Nyu Karedonia hikisakareta iminshi (Torn souls: a history of Okinawan immigrants in New Caledonia)"（Director: Yoshiaki Hongo, production staff, Cinema Okinawa) was screened with an audience of about 400 people.
Own scholarship program No response to the survey Exchange with other region No response to the survey Other Okinawa related matters 【Maison de Okinawa (Okinawan House)】
・Opened in November 2012 as a facility to bring together Okinawan descendants and to host exhibitions. It is expected to become the main gathering place for promoting friendship between the communities of Okinawa and New Caledonia. (Ryukyu Shimpo article of November 13, 2011)
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