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Shokichi Kina nominated for UN peace ambassador

Date Posted: 2001-11-29

Well-known Okinawan musician Shokichi Kina was nominated as Okinawa’s ambassador of peace to the United Nations, a position that will be filled next year. Kina gave a speech on Thursday at the prefectural offices, where he donated ¥500,000 to the United Nations, stating that he wants to support the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States and refugees in Afghanistan. Kina was nominated for his song of peace, “Hana,” which is popular around the world, and because of various peace activities in which he has participated. The peace ambassador position was proposed as a result of the recent terrorist attacks.

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