Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin kai

   President’s Message


Thank you for visiting our Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai (HFKK) website. We hope that you find our website interesting and informative.

Our organization was reestablished in 1957 to bond and promote goodwill among descendants of immigrants from the Fukuoka Prefecture who came to Hawaii to seek a better life.

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

We’d like to perpetuate our cultural and heritage by inviting all descendants of Fukuoka and the younger generation to become active participates with our organization.

In the past few years, we have been fortunate to have a number of young members who taught English in Fukuoka with the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program join our organization.

We also welcome anyone who may be interested in Fukuoka and our activities even if their ancestors are not from Fukuoka to become members.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Myles Nomura
President, 2022
Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjinkai

  Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

–  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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