Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community
October 6, 2014 Ricardo Oshiro, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo
Sixty-year-old second generation Okinawan Argentine doctor Antonio Simon Agarie has received the San Juan Bautista award for community contribution from the City of Florencio Varela, Argentina. The award ceremony was held at Nahuel Club in Florencio Varel.
The San Juan Bautista award is given to a person who contributes to the local community, targeted at those who work for the health service.
Agaries is a second generation Okinawan Argentine from Nago City. He works as a physician for the state hospital and other institutions in Florencio Varela.
Florencio Varela is located 40 kilometers south of Gran Buenos Aires urban area in Buenos Aires Province, with a population of 425,000. The city is known to have many Okinawa Argentines from Nago. The office of the Nago Association of Argentina is located in the city.
(English translation by T&CT)
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