Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival to be held in the Philippines in September

Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival to be held in the Philippines in September

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival executive committee announces its schedule at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Office on April 8.

April 9, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 4th Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival is to take place in Manila from September 10 to 15, 2015. It aims to help participants learn about the current situation in developing countries, including the problems of poverty and environmental degradation. The World Youth Uchinanchu Association announced the festival dates on April 8 and said it would be calling for participants from the end of the month.

Minami Tamamoto, chairperson of the association’s executive committee, said “We want to make the Youth Uchinanchu Festival a success. We would like it to have a more global perspective.”

Hayato Higa, a student of Okinawa International University looked forward to the festival, saying “I want to develop relationships with other delegates so we can work together in the future.” It’s hoped participants will be able to take part in a camp to help get to know each other. The committee is also planning to organize a tour in the Philippines.

Around 20 young people from Okinawa between the ages of 18 and 35 will take part in the festival. They will be joined by 30 delegates from other countries, along with 50 observers. The executive committee is calling for companies to support the festival. For more information please contact Hayato Higa ( 080 8386 6348.)

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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