BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5074@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20160220T000000Z DTEND:20160220T000000Z DESCRIPTION:On <strong>Saturday\, February 20th\, 2:00 PM</strong>\, the <s trong><a href="http://oaamensore.org" target="_blank">Okinawa Association of America (OAA)</a></strong> in Gardena will be hosting their second info rmation session for the <strong>6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival (Sekai U chinanchu Taikai) in Okinawa\, Japan</strong>. Established in 1990\, the T aikai is hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG) every five yea rs and serves as a "homecoming" for the descendants of Okinawan immigrants . The 6th Taikai will take place from <strong>October 26th through 30th in Naha City</strong>.\n\nTopics at the February 20th information session wi ll include an updated schedule of events and a Q&amp\;A with past Taikai a ttendees. Local travel agencies catering to this event will be present to promote their Taikai travel packages and answer any travel-related questio ns.\n\nThe Uchinanchu Taikai is unique in that it is the only festival of its kind in Japan. Okinawa Prefecture was once the independent Ryukyu King dom and that sense of identity has remained strong among Okinawan natives and Okinawans who emigrated over 100 years ago. At the 5th Taikai in 2011\ , a record 5\,000+ participants from the Okinawan diaspora converged in Ok inawa with representatives from Argentina to Zimbabwe.\n\nThe OAA is locat ed at <strong>16500 South Western Avenue\, Gardena 90247</strong> (the eve nt will take place in the OAA's <strong>Yamauchi Building</strong>). <stro ng>RSVP is requested due to limited seating and parking</strong>. Please c ontact the OAA for more information: <strong>310-532-1929</strong>\, <stro ng>oaamensore@gmail.com</strong> DTSTAMP:20240715T023535Z SUMMARY:INFO SESSION: Worldwide Okinawa Festival 2016 (Sekai no Uchinaanchu Taikai) URL:/en/events/2016/02/20/info-session-worldwide-okinawa-festival-2016-sek/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR