Events

Futenma Base protests rallies in Okinawa, Hawaii, Guam, Korea Tokuno Is.


PAN-PACIFIC RALLY TO DEMILITARIZE THE PACIFIC:

SOLIDARITY WITH OKINAWA, GUAM, TOKUNO ISLAND, KOREA & HAWAI`I

END THE OCCUPATION OF FUTENMA!

PRINCE KUHIO FEDERAL BUILDING, HONOLULU (300 ALA MOANA BLVD & PUNCHBOWL)

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010 4:30-6:30 (Hawaii)

Strongman Triathlon: Miyako, Okinawa April 2009

Next year (2009) will be 25th Anniversay of the Strongman Triathlon on Miyako Island Okinawa, Japan. The competition features a 3km swim, 155km bicycle course, and a full-distance marathon run. The event is patterned after the "Grand Daddy" Ironman Triathlon on Kona, Hawaii. The All-Japan triathlon on Miyako Island is an event higly rated all over the world.

WUC 2008 Brazil Schedule Info (Argentina, too)

2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference 2008 Brazil Schedule Info
for the 100th Anniversary of Okinawan Immigration in Brazil
also Argentina 100th Anniversary Celebration info

TENTATIVE WUB Schedule (in Brazil) TENTATIVE
http://www.uchinanchu.net/wuc2008/wubbrazilschedule2a.pdf
Check back because this is likely to change!!!

Tentative Brazil Centennial Celebrations Schedule (included in above WUB schedule)

Argentina Centennial Website

HAARI BOAT FESTIVAL HILO HAWAII August 15-16

Hui Okinawa will be hosting the exciting Haari Boat festival in Hilo, Hawaii 15-16 August:

Join Us for an exciting celebration of Okinawan Culture in Hilo, August 15th and 16th for the 2008 International Haari Boat Festival and Races!

Hosted by Hui Okinawa, an International cultural organization promoting Okinawan culture and relationships worldwide, the races will be held on the beautiful Wailoa River in downtown Hilo, on Hawai`i's Big Island...

BRAZIL 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Haisai WUB Hawaii members!

Hawaii no yoni mata hige no nobi masu. Mina de yarimasho.

We are going to grow beard again to show support for Brazil's "2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu conference" just like we did in Hawaii for the "1st Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference".

Happy Birthday, Toyama Kyuzo! Father of Iminchu!

Today is the birthday of Toyama Kyuzo, who is regarded as the "Father of Okinawan Emigration." Toyama was born on November 9, 1868, in Kin Town, Okinawa.

Toyama-san faced much opposition when he first proposed his idea to send Okinawans abroad. But finally, after much persuading, the first 26 Okinawans departed Naha Port for Hawaii on December 5, 1899. They would first stop at Yokohama Port, then eventually leave for Hawaii.

WUB-International Panel Discusssion: Future of WUB, Future of Okinawa

The second day of the 11th WUB International Conference in Shanghai China (Sept 19, 2007), included a Panel Discussion led by Bob Nakasone, on the Future of WUB, The Future of Okinawa, with emphasis on the younger generation.

Some photos from the panel discussion can be seen here:
PHOTOS

11th WUB International Conference in Shanghai

The 11th WUB (Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association) International Conference is being held in Shanghai, China from Sept 18-19, 2007. This year's annual conference is being coordinated by WUB-Shanghai, along with help from WUB-Okinawa and WUB-Tokyo. WUB has 21 Chapters worldwide.

HUOA 25th Okinawan Festival in Hawaii

The 25th HUOA (Hawaii United Okinawa Association) Okinwan Festival was held from August 30 - September 2, 2007, in Hawaii. Many visitors and dignitaries came from Okinawa, as well as from other places such as Georgia, USA.

2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference – Brazil August 2008

The 1st worldwide Uchinanchu Conference was held in Hawaii August 29 to September 2, 2003. This is the first time Uchinanchu worldwide gathered together outside of Okinawa. Over 2,000 from outside Hawaii attended.

The 2nd Worldwide Uchinanchu Conference will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 22 to 25, 2008, concurrently with the 100 year Brazil Centennial Celebration and the 12th WUB International Conference. Argentina will also be celebrating their 100 year centennial at about the same time.

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