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Exchange with Overseas Fukuoka Prefecture Citizens Association (Kenjinkai)

Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention

Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Conventions have been held every 3 years since 1992, with the aim of bringing together Overseas Fukuoka Kenjinkai from around the world to share information about Kenjinkai activities and strengthen the relationship with the home prefecture, Fukuoka. The 8th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention (2013) was the first in 12 years to be held in Fukuoka Prefecture.

8th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention

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Outline of Past Conventions
7th Worldwide Convention
Venue Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil
Period 3 days, Fri 27 - Sun 29 August, 2010
Organizer Brazil Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Minami Agostinho Toshio)
Main Events Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner Party, Kenjinkai Youth Gathering, Joint Conference, Commemorative Ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of Immigrants from Fukuoka Prefecture to Brazil, Farewell Dinner Party

6th Worldwide Convention
Venue Seattle, Washington State, United States of America
Period 3 days, Fri 24 - Sun 26 August, 2007
Organizer Seattle/Tacoma Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Tamai Sumio)
Main Events Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner Party, Kenjinkai Representatives Meeting, Kenjinkai Youth Gathering, Luncheon organized by the prefecture, Commemorative Ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of Establishment of the Kenjinkai, Farewell Party
5th Worldwide Convention
Venue Toronto, Ontario Province, Canada
Period 3 days, Fri 3 - Sun 5 September, 2004
Organizer Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Tominaga Suenori)
Main Events Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner Party, Kenjinkai Representatives Meeting, Kenjinkai Youth Gathering, Luncheon hosted by the prefecture, Farewell Party
4th Worldwide Convention
Venue Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Period 4 days, Mon 10 - Wed 13 September, 2001
Organizer 4th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention Executive Committee Office
Main Events Courtesy calls to Prefectural Governor/Chairman of Prefectural Assembly, Commemorative Ceremony, Opening Ceremony of Photo Exhibit, Welcome Reception, Kenjinkai Representatives Meeting, Kenjinkai Youth Gathering, Luncheon, Visit to Memorial Monument and Dazaifu Tenmangu, Farewell Party, Tours of the Prefecture: 4 courses (Fukuoka Area, Kitakyushu Area, Chikuho Area, Chikugo Area), Gateball Competition
Others Local Programs, Short Stay Program
3rd Worldwide Convention
Venue Honolulu, Hawaii State, United States of America
Period 3 days, Wed 9 - Fri 11 September, 1998
Organizer Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Isayama Koichi)
Main Events Opening Ceremony, Dinner Party hosted by the prefecture, Representatives Meeting, Aloha Banquet
2nd Worldwide Convention
Venue Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil
Period 4 days, Fri 8 - Mon 11 September, 1995
Organizer Brazil Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Nakamura Isao)
Main Events Offering of Flowers at the War Memorial for Japanese Immigrants, Welcome Ceremony, Representatives Meeting, Dinner Party hosted by the prefecture, Farewell Party
1st Worldwide Convention
Venue Los Angeles, California State, United States of America
Period 4 days, Wed 9 - Sat 12 September, 1992
Organizer Nanka Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Chairperson: Yanase Tomoichi)
Main Events Welcome Ceremony, Representatives Meeting, Closing Ceremony (Farewell Party)