Our center held an online course for more than 80 university and graduate students from 10 ASEAN countries and East Timor.

 This project was implemented as part of the JENESYS program promoted by the Government of Japan. The program is operated by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE Kyushu Branch). Students are participating in 10 programs under the theme of “Reconstruction and disaster prevention in disaster areas” from July 29th to August 25th, and the sixth course was “Japanese culture experience (sports) online karate experience”.

 On August 10th, the day of the event, OKIC’s director Uehara Kunio gave a lecture titled “Okinawa, its history, culture and karate” and answered questions from participants. After answering the questions, a seminar by Higa Kōyū sensei of the Shōrin-ryū Kyūdōkan was held.

 A participants commented, “Since the participants have been sitting and talking so far, this time they were able to experience Japanese culture while moving their bodies, and their faces told a lot about their vivid interest! From a lecture on the history of Okinawa to actual karate practice, it was a very fulfilling and wonderful program.”


Read about past JICE related events involving OKIC.