Governor of Okinawa promotes the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Canada

Governor of Okinawa promotes the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Canada

The prefectural roadshow led by Hirokazu Nakaima and the members of CALGARY OKINAWAN CLUB take a commemorative photograph in Calgary City, Canada in the evening of June 1.


June 3, 2011 Tsuyoshi Arakaki of Ryukyu Shimpo

A roadshow across North America headed by the governor of Okinawa, Hirokazu Nakaima, who visited Canada to promote the 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival scheduled for October, arrived in Calgary City, Canada in the afternoon on June 1.
That evening, the roadshow held its first explanatory meeting for the CALGARY OKINAWAN CLUB, which has about 50 members, in a restaurant in the city. Fourteen Canadians with Okinawan heritage attended the meeting.
Nakaima called for many people to attend the Festival, saying “I would like you to travel to Okinawa once every five years, and to tell us about the world.”

Seiichi Yamashiro, head of CALGARY OKINAWAN CLUB said, “Although 20 years have passed since we founded this organization, it is the first time for us to have the opportunity to welcome the Governor of Okinawa. We want to help make the Festival a success.”

(English Translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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