International Nikkei Day Celebrated Worldwide on June 20th

The International Nikkei Day was celebrated for the first time ever, on June 20th, 2019, a year after the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese migrants abroad to Hawai’i (the Gannenmono) celebration. Last year, at the 59th Kaigai Nikkeijin Taikai (Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad) in Honolulu, it was decided that June 20th will be the “International Nikkei Day” as proposed by APN Peru. Aren’t we all proud to be Nikkei?

日本人の初海外・ハワイ集団移住の150周年記念が祝われた一年後の2019年6月20日に、世界各地の日系コミュニティーで初めて「国際日系デー」が祝われました。昨年ホノルルで開催された第59回海外日系人大会で、APNペルー支部から提案のあった6月20日を「国際日系デー」とすることが決定されました。我々が日系人であることを誇りに思いませんか?

International Nikkei Day being promoted at COPANI Lima 2017. Can you find Roji and Asuka in this photo?

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