9th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention Info

This year’s Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinaki Convention is being held in Mexico City on October 15 &16.  It will take place in the Mexico-Japan Hall, Fujiyama 144 Col. Las águilas. Convention registration fee is about $250 USD. If you are a member and are interested in attending from Toronto, please contact us.

今年の第9回海外福岡県人会世界大会はメキシコで10月15日と16日に開催されます。大会参加料は$250USDぐらいです。トロントから参加される方はトロント福岡県人会に連絡ください。

Here is hotel information (must be booked on your own):
A) Hyatt Regency Mexico City, Campos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico, 11560 Tel:+52-55-5083-1234 Fax:+52-55-5083-1235
http://mexicocity.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
・There is no special rate for convention attendees

B) Mexico City Revolucion Courtyard Marriot Hotel, Av. Revolución 333 Col Tacubaya, Mexico City, Mexico, 11870 Tel:+52-55-5627-0220
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mexrv-courtyard-mexico-city- revolucion/
・Single Room $71.96USD+tax (special convention rate)
・Double Room $71.96USD+tax (special convention rate
・Add another person for $16.90USD
・Must reserve by July 30 for special rate. There is a limited amount of rooms
・Contact the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai on how to get the special rate (members only).

C) Holiday Inn Ciudad de Mexico – Trade Center, Av. Revolución 583 Col San Pedro de los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, 03800 Tel:+52-55-5278-9950
・The special room rates include breakfast.
・Contact the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai on how to get the special rate (members only).

There will be shuttle buses to the convention venue from all hotels.

Worldwide Convention articles

The following are links to articles on the 8th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention. Please note all articles are in Japanese. Some of the links include photos of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai president, Mr. Tominaga.
第8回海外福岡県人会世界大会関連の記事のリンクを集めてみました。富永会長が写っている写真もいくつかあります。
海外福岡県人会世界大会が開幕~記念式典に600人
「福岡にルーツを持つことで誇りを持てる」~ジョージ・有吉元ハワイ州知事
第8回福岡県人会世界大会 「未来につなごう福岡の絆」
第8回海外福岡県人会世界大会開会記念式典・歓迎レセプション
第8回海外福岡県人会世界大会記念植樹・代表者会議
第8回海外福岡県人会世界大会さよならパーティー

Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention tentative schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for general member participants of the 8th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjikai Convention, to be held October 9 to 12, 2013.

Oct. 9:  16:30-17:50 Commemoration Ceremony; 18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception

Oct. 10:  12:00-13:00 Lunch; 13:00-16:00 Visit to memorial monument to pay respects to deceased, and to Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Oct. 11:  8:00-17:00 Hometown Visit (choose from four courses); Business Party

Oct. 12:  11:00-16:00 Tour of Kenjinkai fair/villages fair; 18:00-20:00 Farewell Party

For more information on attending the convention and for application forms, please feel free to contact us.  The deadline to submit the application is July 19, 2013.

Article about Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinkai Convention

The following article was posted on the Fukuoka Now website on April 12, 2013.

On Apr. 10 the planning committee for the 8th Worldwide Convention of the Kaigai Fukuoka Kenjinkai (Overseas Fukuoka Prefecture Citizens Associations) met in Fukuoka. The worldwide convention is slated to be held in and around the city Oct. 9~12, and the committee agreed to hold events that will promote exchange between its members and local residents. According to the Prefectural Office, approximately 55,000 Fukuokans have migrated overseas since before the war—the 4th largest outflow in all of Japan. There are currently 21 Kenjinkai in 9 countries, including the U.S., Brazil and Peru. The first Worldwide Convention was held in Los Angeles in 1992, and conventions are held every three years in different parts of the world. This year’s convention will be the first held in Fukuoka since 2001. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun, Apr. 11