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Thank you very much for your participation.
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I hope this letter finds all of you well, and we thank you for your
continued support in connection with our hometown Kagoshima.
This year we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration – the political and economic
revolution that brought the modernization of Japan. This brings a good opportunity for us to celebrate our
Kagoshima roots together, among 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations as well as those who live in Kagoshima and the
rest of Japan.
The Kagoshima Global KIZUNA (`bonding`) Assembly is holding a meeting in November to further expand and
nurture the Kagoshima network.
The KIZUNA project was conceived last September by the Kagoshima Chamber of Commerce and other economic
organizations of Kagoshima; Kagoshima prefecture; the Kagoshima Mayoral Office and other municipal offices
and journalistic organizations.
Enclosed with this letter is the event program for Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly. We invite you, your
friends and family, natives of Kagoshima and new arrivals to Kagoshima and Japan to attend. Please help us
spread the word among your community – we hope to have as many attendees as possible.
We, the Kagoshima people, are looking forward to seeing you in November. We would be so happy if you can
make Kagoshima your new home.


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 in Kagoshima
※No participation fee for those from overseas
~Transferring to Hamamachi by a shuttle bus~

Ⅱ.Welcome Festival(18:00~)Town of Hamamachi

(Kagoshima cultural fair outdoors – OMATSURI style)
Attendees:Participants from overseas, Kenjinkai, those in Kagoshima
※No participation fee for those from overseas
Around 20:10 Fireworks


Ⅲ.Kagoshima KIZUNA Summit Meeting(9:30~11:30)

(SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima「Chrystal Garden」)
※We will inform each attendee at a later date.

Ⅳ.Official Ceremony(13:00~14:00)

(SHIROYAMA HOTEL Kagoshima「Emerald Hall」)
Attendees:Participants from overseas, Kenjinkai, those in Kagoshima

Ⅴ.Related Events

Info. About other municipal events are to follow to overseas participants
11/3 (Sat.) 10:00 Ohara Matsuri Experience(Kagoshima-city Street-car line)
11/3 (Sat.) 18:00 Amami Islands expats get-together (Hotel Lexton Kagoshima)
11/3 (Sat.) 12:30 Osumi Area expats get-together (Kanoya・Hotel Satsukien )
11/4 (Sun.) 18:00 Ichiki Kushikino expats get-together (Hotel Axia Kushikino)
South Satuma. Area (pending – depending on participants)


Optional Tour

・Golf (11/3 Ibusuki Golf Club)
・Ibusuki ・Tanegashima ・Yakushima,Tanegashima, ・Yakushima
※Details to follow, to overseas and domestic participants


Welcome Event in Tokyo those who travel via Tokyo(organized by Sanshu Club)

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

※Times and places may slightly change.

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

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.

Kagoshima Global KIZUNA Assembly

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