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We strive to move other people’s hearts with our culture as we are moved by other’s cultures.

Uchina Junior Study Project

Application for 2022 is closed!

The program is for high school/ middle school students and youth leaders.  The group of the participants will be selected BOTH applicants from Japan (mainly from Okinawa Prefecture) and from that of Okinawan descent in other countries.  The participants will discuss Okinawan migrants, do introductory presentations on their home countries/regions, deepen understanding of Okinawan culture, and strengthen their bonds as Uchinānchu.

If you are interested in the program next year, please email to


Two applicants were awarded for 2022 scholarship!



The 2022 NCOKK High School Scholarship is open to all 2022 high school graduates whose family are members of NCOKK.  A 200 to 300-word autobiographical essay must be submitted with the application.  The essay should cover significant experiences, community involvement, and the qualities of character important to achieving your personal goals.  Be sure to comment on your aspirations in terms of your educational (whether you plan to attend college, JC or trade school) and career goals.  The scholarship will be accepted with the firm understanding that the recipient must commit to volunteer and assist the Northern California Okinawa Kenjin Kai for at least two (2) NCOKK events AFTER receiving the scholarship.


The application form is available on our website  Mail completed application and essay to:  Ben Kobashigawa, 1501 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94122.

2022 Application Form


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