Recent gubernatorial elections took place recently in Japan which resulted in a new Prefectural governor for Okinawa. Former Naha Mayor Takeshi Onaga won over Hirokazu Nakaima. Since the holder of this position is the ex-officio for the Okinawa Karate-do Shinko Kai, it also means Okinawa’s Karate and Kobudo association has a new president.
The parties involved recently came together for a meeting and photo opportunity. The presidents of the major branches of the Shinko Kai were present including Master Meitetsu Yagi (On Onaga-san’s left).