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In an era of increasing globalization, Kagoshima Kenjinkai (associations of people from Kagoshima) abroad and people from Kagoshima or involved in Kagoshima thriving around the world are valuable resources as Kagoshima develops within international society.On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly will be held by the exective committee consisted of the economic organization commencing with the Kagoshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the administration, and other concerned groups.By gathering together people around the world with connections to Kagoshima and natives of Kagoshima thriving across Japan, this convention aims not only to deepen people’s bonds with their old home and promote friendship, but also to strengthen existing networks, form new networks, and spur economic exchange at a global level.
We look forward to seeing all of you here in Kagoshima in November 2018.

Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly Event Program

Official Ceremony(11/1 and 11/2)

Ⅰ.Welcome Reception (16:00~18:00)

(SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima「Emerald Hall」)
Attendees:Participants from overseas, Kenjinkai`s, those related to Kagoshima
※No participation fee for those from overseas
~Transferring to Hamamachi by a shuttle bus~

Ⅱ.Welcome Festival (19:00~21:00)(Town of Hamamachi)

(For those from overseas to enjoy Kagoshima culture)
Attendees:Participants from overseas, Kenjinkai, those related to Kagoshima
※No participation fee for those from overseas
20:00 Fireworks


Ⅲ.KIZUNA Summit Meeting (10:00~12:00)

(SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima「Emerald Hall」)
Attendees:Kenjinkai leaders and those related to Kagoshima
We will inform each participant
※No participation fee

Ⅳ.Official Ceremony (13:00~14:00)

(SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima「Emerald Hall」)

Attendees:Participants from overseas, Kenjinkai, those related to Kagoshima
※No participation fee for those from overseas

Ⅴ.Related Events

(Please write in pre-application form if you wish to participate.)
`Ohara Matsuri Experience` and other welcome events. Details to follow.

11/3 10:00 Ohara Matsuri Experience(alongside Kagoshima-city Street-car line)
※Other welcome events now being planned for 11/3 and 11/4:Amami Islands expats in Kagoshima-city,Osumi area, South Satuma.


Optional Tour~ Details to follow

・Kirishima, Ibusuki, Tanegashima, Yakushima, Amami-Island


Welcome Event in Tokyo those who travel via Tokyo

9:30 Sightseeing Imperial Palace,
12:00 Welcome Lunch,
18:00 Welcome Dinner
※More details please go to

About Travel Grant

We would like to subsidize a part of travel expense for each traveler, in hopes to welcome as many participants from overseas.

About Travel Grant

About Hotel

The hotel can be booked through the executive committee.

Hotel List

Kagoshima and the Meiji Restoration

Occurred in 1868 when the Tokugawa Shogunate family was overthrown due to a political revolution, and political power was returned to the Emperor Meiji. Japan reestablished politics, economics and society.The revolution was led by the main force of young samurai leaders such as Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi from Satsuma Domain (present Kagoshima prefecture) and other domains’ youth. They were motivated to overcome growing domestic problems and the threat of foreign encroachment. Through this revolution, modernization and westernization were achieved in Japan. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the dawn of the modernization of Japan was accomplished by the youth of Kagoshima. In 2018 which will be 150 years after the Meiji Restoration, we would like to held Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly and hope to use this opportunity for all participants to band together and recognize the pride of our home Kagoshima again.
Welcome Back To Kagoshima
We are waiting for you in Kagoshima
[To everyone residing outside Japan]
We humbly request that you take this opportunity to come home to Kagoshima and that you invite all of your friends with ties to Kagoshima as well.


[To visitors to this website]
We are gathering information on Kagoshima natives flourishing in every corner of the globe. If you know anyone who has moved away from Kagoshima and is now flourishing overseas, we would like you to give them the following contact information so that we may keep them informed about the convention.

Contact Us

Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly

(Kagoshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Planning and Industrial Affairs Division)