World Youth Uchinanchu Festival to hold an international conference in Germany

World Youth <em>Uchinanchu</em> Festival to hold an international conference in Germany

On April 28 at the Okinawa Prefectural Office, Minami Tamamoto (right), the president of the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA) and Chiho Higa, the executive director of the WYUA Okinawa head office.


April 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On April 28, Minami Tamamoto, the president of the World Youth Uchinanchu Association (WYUA) and Chiho Higa, the executive director of the WYUA Okinawa head office, held a press conference at the Okinawa Prefectural Office. They reported on the third World Youth Uchinanchu Festival Germany 2014 which will be held in Germany from July 30 to August 1.

They expect attendance of about 50 participants from the community of Okinawans living in Germany, France, and Italy, as well as young people with an interest in Okinawa. The association plans to hold exchanges, sending local college students to youth international conferences. They will give out brochures promoting the stories of successful Okinawans in Europe and the charms of Okinawa. Higa said, “University students in Okinawa and local coordinators have been focusing on preparing the event.” Tamamoto said, “For the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, we would like to appeal to young people and encourage young generations to take over leading the events.”

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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