The Okinawa Association of America’s New Year Party moved to the Carson Community Center in the City of Carson from the Quiet Cannon event place in Montebello. OAA 2020 New Year’s Party was held on the new location on Sunday, January 19, from 11 am through 3:30pm. More than 400 people attended the event. Many families of three generations were observed.
Installation of 2020 Board of Directors: Brian Arakaki, Noriko Tokuyama Chung, Harold Kameya, Edward Kamiya, Yumiko Kyan, Yoneko Nakamura, Vicky Oshiro Nishiuchi, Joan Oshiro, Mieko Shima, Helene Shimane, Yoshihiro Tome, Army Oshiro Tran.
Installation of 2020 Chiarpersons: Building – Edward K. Kamiya and Harold Kameya; Culture – Joseph Kamiya; Computer Class – Violet Nishihira and Cynthia Wicker; Fujinbu Women’s Association – Mieko Shima, Geinobu Performing Arts – David Yoshimichi Shinjo; History – Yukikazu Nagashima; Kajimaya Seniors Club – Yoneko Nakamura; Karaoke – TBD; Library – Monica Solis; Membership – Yuko Yamauchi; Scholarship – Noriko Tokuyama Chung; Seinenbu – Yoshihiro Tome and Hiroshi Yamauchi; Uchinaaguchi – Chogi Higa; Young Okinawans of Southern Califronia – Micheal Toguchi
Opening Classical Music – Kagyadefu Bushi
Song “Oiwake Yama” by Masao Tohbaru
Minyo “Uchina” by Nishikawa Atsuko Minyo Kenkyusho
Original choreography “Muramigui” by Tamagusuku Ryu Kansenkai Yonamine Keio Ryubu Dojo
Community singing “Tinsagunu Hana”