Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin kai

   President’s Message


 

Aloha,

 

Welcome to our Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjinkai website.  We hope that you will find our website informative and interesting.

 

Our organization was started in 1957 to bond and promote goodwill among descendents of immigrants from Fukuoka, who came to Hawaii to seek a better life.

 

In 1981, Fukuoka, Japan and Hawaii, USA established the Sister-State relationship.  Hawaii’s first with a Prefecture in Japan.  The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjinkai has had ongoing relationships and activities with Fukuoka organizations (cultural, government, educational and social).

 

We would like to perpetuate our cultural heritage by inviting the younger generation to participate.  In the past few years, we have been fortunate to have young people, who taught English in Fukuoka with the JET (Japan Exchange and Training) program join our organization.

 

We welcome everyone who is interested in Fukuoka even if their ancestors are not from Fukuoka to become members.

 

Mahalo,

 

Fusayo “Fussy” H. Nagai

President – 2014

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjinkai

  Mission Statement


 

Purpose of This Organization

 

–  Promote goodwill among members.

 

–  Promote good relationship between USA (Hawaii) and Japan (Fukuoka) through international exchanges of goodwill missions, social and cultural activities, and other functions, fostering mutual understanding.

 

 

 

Objectives and Support Activities

 

–  Participate in cultural functions / Japanese organizations: United Japanese Society of Hawaii, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii,   Japan-America Society of Hawaii, and Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

 

–  Support Hawaii-Fukuoka Sister State relationship activities promoted by our state government.

 

–  Involvement in worldwide and statewide Fukuoka related functions.

 

–  Welcoming and entertaining or participating with visitors from Fukuoka (schools, government officials, military, business, sports, cultural groups, etc.).

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