2020 Uchinaa Junior Study Program

PLEASE NOTE: This page is intended for members of the Okinawa kenjinkai/association in Los Angeles, California. Please contact your nearest kenjinkai/association to apply! ATTENTION OAA MEMBERS! The Uchinaa Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings middle and high school students to the islands of Okinawa. Sponsored byContinue reading “2020 Uchinaa Junior Study Program”

2020 Kempi Scholarship for Young Okinawans

Every year, the Okinawa Prefectural Government offers scholarships for young Okinawans (ages 18 to 35) to study in Okinawa for one year (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021). Titled the Okinawan Emigrants’ Descendent and Asian Scholarship Program (or colloquially known as the “kempi scholarship”), “this program selects talented youths of Okinawan descent living abroadContinue reading “2020 Kempi Scholarship for Young Okinawans”

2019 Uchinaa Junior Study Program

PLEASE NOTE: This page is intended for members of the Okinawa kenjinkai/association in Los Angeles, California. Please contact your nearest kenjinkai/association to apply! ATTENTION OAA MEMBERS! The Uchinaa Junior Study Program (formerly the Junior Study Tour) is an annual immersion program that brings middle and high school students to the islands of Okinawa. Sponsored byContinue reading “2019 Uchinaa Junior Study Program”

Okinawa Kempi Scholarship 2019

Every year, the Okinawa Prefectural Government offers scholarships for young Okinawans (ages 18 to 35) to study in Okinawa for one year. This is a wonderful opportunity for young kenjinkai members of full or partial Okinawan descent to learn about their ancestral heritage as well as develop relationships with local and international Uchinaanchu. Click belowContinue reading “Okinawa Kempi Scholarship 2019”

2018 L.A. Homestay Program Schedule

In coordination with the Okinawa Prefectural Government, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will be hosting 10 high school and college students from Okinawa and organize activities for them to learn about and interact with the OAA, the Uchinaanchu community, and Nikkei- and Uchinaanchu-owned businesses. Click below for a schedule of activities and more information.