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2017 / Okinawa Association installs 2017 officers with Edward Kamiya as President

The Okinawa Association of America held the 2017 New Year’s Party and new officers installation on Jan. 15 at the Quiet Cannon event place in Montebello. More than 500 people attended the event.   2017-18 President of the Okinawa Association of America Edward K. Kamiya   2017 Board of Directors Setsuko Fujimoto, Harold Kameya,...
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2016 / Okinawa Association to participate in worldwide “homecoming” event in Okinawa, Oct. 26-30

From June 11, the Okinawa Association of America in Gardena is accepting official registrations for the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu (Okinawan) Festival in Naha City, Okinawa from Oct. 26 – 30. Established in 1990, the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival is hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government every five years and serves as a “homecoming” for the...
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2016 / People and scenery photos of Okinawa exhibition in Redondo Beach July 23-24

“Origin: The Heart of Okinawa’s Uncommon Charm,” featuring a selection of images from award-winning photographer Shokyu Otsuka, will be on view at the Women’s Club of Redondo Beach, 400 South Broadway in Redondo Beach, on the weekend of July 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. A series of Otsuka’s photographs are...
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2016 / Okinawa Assn hosts annual Picnic and Bon Dance July 17

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America On Sunday, July 17, 10:30AM ~ 4PM, the Okinawa Association of America  will host its Annual Members Picnic at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte. Featuring live entertainment, kids’ games and races, raffle drawings, and Bon dancing, it’s a perfect place for reunions or a Sunday...
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2016 / Okinawa Memorial Day to feature WWII documentary screening, June 18

Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America Irei-no-Hi event: “Okinawa: The Afterburn” documentary screening English and Japanese subtitles Join us as we commemorate Irei-no-Hi (Okinawa Memorial Day for the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa in WWII) with a special documentary screening on Saturday, June 18, 1:00pm at the OAA Center. Titled “Okinawa: The...
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2016 / Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg Gallery presenting “Transnational Lives in Motion” exhibit, Feb 27 – April 23

California State Polytechnic University Pomona The Kellogg University Art Gallery Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Viet Le Saturday, Feb. 27 – Saturday, April 23 Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 27, 4 -7 pm Artist Talks: Saturday, Feb. 27, 4:45 pm The Kellogg University Art Gallery is located at the Northside...
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2016 / Okinawa Association’ New Year’s event attracts 600 people, Jan 17

 https://youtu.be/3_f96a6geHg   Okinawa Association to celebrate the New Year, Jan. 17, 11AM – 3:30PM Ring in the new year with Uchinaanchu (Okinawan) spirit! The Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will be hosting their annual New Year’s Party on Sunday, January 17 from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm. Held at the beautiful Quiet Cannon banquet...
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2015 / Okinawa taiko group to present big concert for 20th anniversary, Oct. 17

Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko

Founded in 1982, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko has branches across Japan, North America, and South America. In 2012, the main branch in Okinawa celebrated their 30th anniversary and this year, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko – Los Angeles Branch celebrates 20 years of spreading the Okinawan spirit across Southern California. The 20th anniversary concert “Uchinaa Chimu Don-Don: Heartbeat...
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2015 / Okinawa Bazaar will take place Oct. 4 in Gardena

OAA Okinawa Bazaar 2015

On Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 am – 4 pm, the Okinawa Association of America will hold the Annual Bazaar at the OAA Center, 16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena 90247. Parking available in nearby residential areas. Early arrival recommended. Popular food and merchandise items sell out quickly. This is the only annual festival in L.A....
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