International students of Okinawan descent want to expand network of Okinawa

International students of Okinawan descent want to expand network of Okinawa


April 24, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

Fourteen international students who are currently studying in Okinawa under a project for international students of Okinawan descent, visited Vice Governor Mitsuo Ageda at the Okinawa Prefecture Office. They stated their goals for this year. Four students from the United States, three from Bolivia, two from Peru, one from Argentina, one from China and one from Taiwan visited the office. As well as studying Japanese and Sanshin at Okinawan colleges, they will do internships at Okinawan companies. Narumi Higa of Bolivia who studies at Okinawa International University, said, “I would like to study and make friends, expanding my Uchinanchu network.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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