10th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai World Convention

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.

It will be taking place from Nov. 6 (Wed.) to Nov. 9 (Sat.), 2019 (4 days, 3 nights) in Fukuoka.  The program will include a welcome reception, visit to the memorial gravestone honouring our Fukuoka ancestors, sightseeing, worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai fair, and a farewell party. There will also be a special program for youth participants.

There will be no participation fee for the convention activities,  but airfare and accommodation fees need to be covered by individuals attending the convention.

We will post more details like accommodation details, as they become available.




Facebook Page

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.



Toronto’s Kenpi Student Blog

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.

If you or anyone in Toronto is interested in taking part, after their post-secondary school studies in Canada, please contact the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai.  You must be a member to participate. You will also be required to help out with the Kenjinkai for years to come, upon your return.




Calling on 10-pin Bowlers

The 5-pin bowling lanes are now filled up and we need a few more 10-pin bowlers.  Please RSVP to the webmaster using the contact form by September 12.  We have 5 5-pin lanes booked and 3 10-pin lanes.  The elevators are not in service so please make sure you can come up and down the stairs.


Gosenkai Meeting Held

The Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai committee members held their annual Gosenkai and voted on people filling in the positions of president, vice president, etc.

Committee Members for 2017-18
President:  Noboru Yamamoto
Vice Presidents: Mika Fukuma and Hana Tominaga
Secretary: Jane Ejima
Treasurer: Bob Kawahara
Membership Director: Joan Hirano
Directors: Shinji Godo, Haru Godo
Senior Advisors:  Asaye Amemori and Kunio Suyama