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The Uchinanchu Taikai
October 12-16, 2011

The Uchinanchu Taikai is a rare opportunity developed to allow Uchinanchu from all over the world (the Uchinanchu Diaspora) to return to the islands to reconnect with their heritage and culture and to redevelop linkages to their motherland. The First Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival was held in 1990, and the Second Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival was held in 1995. The Third Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival was supposed to be held in 2000, but was delayed a year until 2001, because the G-8 Summit was held that year. The Third Uchinanchu Taikai was held from November 1-4, 2001. The Fourth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival, or Uchinanchu Taikai, was held from October 12-15, 2006.

This year, the Fifth Uchinanchu Taikai will be held from October 12-16, 2011. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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