Wishing our members a happy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year! See you all at the AGM and Social in 2019!
Longtime Board Member (and past Co-Vice President) Mr. Kunio Suyama passed away yesterday, December 17, 2018. He was in his 91st year. To read obituary, go here: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/highland-scarborough/obituaries/mr-kunio-suyama/27803
Mr. Suyama was always the MC for our entertainment portion of our social events and he would always put on a stunning karaoke performance. We will miss him and his singing voice. We are so happy you were a part of our lives and our Kenjinkai.
Please join the family at the visitation and funeral, being held this week.
The board members of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai met with the guests from the Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation and have been notified about the dates for the 10th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai World Convention.
Did you know the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai has a Facebook Page? If you are a Facebook user and have roots in Fukuoka, you can join our group. Please request to be added to the group and let us know your roots in Fukuoka.
As a member of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai, you can apply to become a student at a Fukuoka post-secondary institution for one year. The prefecture will pay for many of your expenses, but in exchange you will have to take part in the activities the prefecture organization provides for you (with the other students from various Fukuoka Kenjinkais) and abide by their rules. Last year, Toronto’s first participant in the program went to Japan. She is keeping a blog (mostly in Japanese) so please take a look.