Governor Onaga to visit Hawaii in May, calling for participation in Uchinanchu Festival

March 23, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga plans to visit Hawaii and the mainland of the United States of America and Canada in May, leading a caravan to promote the 6th World Uchinanchu Festival.
The festival will be held in October in Okinawa. The caravan will also visit Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Vancouver.

Onaga revealed his plan when Ken Yamamoto, the new president of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, paid a courtesy call on him on March 22.

The governor said, “I will visit Hawaii because I would like to convey my feeling of gratitude directly.”
According to the festival organizer, the caravan will leave Naha on May 9 and will return to Okinawa on May 19.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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