SHURIKIKIN-EN Fundraising for Shuri Castle Recovery and Reconstruction

Fundraising for Shuri Castle Reconstruction

Cooperation agreement: Okinawa

The symbol of Okinawa and UNESCO’s world heritage site, Shuri Castle, was destroyed in a fire early morning of October 31, 2019. Just recently restored to its original state, the castle’s large parts were burnt down and damaged, including the main and seven other buildings.

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Engineering and Construction Civil Engineering General Affairs Division

1-2-2 Izumizaki Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture 900-8570

Okinawa Prefecture Dept. of Civil Engineering and Construction

Civil Engineering General Affairs Division

Okinawa lost its symbol of the Ryukyu heritage and its citizen is disheartened by the incident. Many well wishes and encouragements, including the support for the rebuilding of the castle are coming in.

Okinawa lost its symbol of the Ryukyu heritage and its citizen is disheartened by the incident.  Many well wishes and encouragements, including the support for the rebuilding of the castle are coming in.

IT Innovation and Strategy Center Okinawa (ISCO) is organizing a fundraising for the recovery and reconstruction of Shuri Castle. All the proceeds from this fundraising will go to Okinawa Prefectural Government, which is responsible for the rebuilding project. The handling fees will be deducted from the proceeds of online payments such as credit card and PayPal.

We hope you join us in our mission to restore this world heritage and give us your support.

Many of the fine arts and artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom era were stored inside of the castle. The extent of the damage to those art pieces has not been reported yet. The assessment is expected to take time.

Many of the fine arts and artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom era were stored inside of the castle. The extent of the damage to those art pieces has not been reported yet.  The assessment is expected to take time.

Shuri Castle was the culmination of Okinawa’s history, architecture, art, and crafts. ISCO hopes to support the effort of restoring the castle back to its highest point by ways in which only ISCO can

The Message from the Governor Donation-Based Crowdfunding Website for the Restoration and Reconstruction of Shuri Castle

Denny Tamaki The Governor of Okinawa

Denny Tamaki The Governor of Okinawa

Shuri Castle was destroyed in a fire October 31, 2019. The castle was the symbol of Okinawan history and culture and was the heart of its citizen.

We have been receiving heartfelt messages and supports from all over Japan and the world. I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude.

IT Innovation and Strategy Center has graciously volunteered to work with Okinawa Prefectural Government to launch a global donation-based crowdfunding for the restoration and reconstruction of Shuri Castle. The multilingual site makes it easy for the international donors to make the payments.

Okinawa Prefecture Government will continue to make every effort to restore and reconstruct Shuri Castle as soon as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and support.

November 15, 2019

WUB and ISCO have teamed up.

WUB and ISCO have teamed up.

We asked WUB for cooperation and broad support for this initiative, and we received the warm support of WUB members.

WUB Network President Brazil Kenji Oshiro

WUB Network President Brazil Kenji Oshiro

On behalf of all members of WUB Network, I would like to thank you for the crowdfunding project which you are voluntary working with Okinawa Prefectural Government. As you may know that Governor Denny Tamaki is our Honorary President. It is our honor and privilege to support Governor and Okinawa, particularly Shuri Castle restoration at this time. WUB Network is honor to be the supporting organization for this project and will take advantage of our worldwide network, we will try to let more Uchinanchu overseas to know about this Crowdfunding.

December 1, 2019

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network

The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network, or WUB, is an organization consisting of Uchinanchu and Uchinanchu-at-heart who understands and supports WUB activities from around the world. WUB was established with the core aim of helping Uchinanchu building international business networks and promoting mutual business development for its members and deepen understandings Uchinanchu around the globe. There are 23 Chapters in 16 Countries and regions, with approximately 500 members.

The Launching of the First Period Global Donation-Based Crowdfunding for The Restoration and Reconstruction of Shuri Castle

Mitsunao Morita Chairman of the Board IT Innovation and Strategy Center

Mitsunao Morita Chairman of the Board IT Innovation and Strategy Center

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy for those affected by Shuri Castle’s fire.

A fire broke out in early morning of October 31, 2019 and large parts of Shuri Castle, including the main, north, and south buildings, were destroyed. The castle was the culmination of Okinawa’s history, architecture, art, and crafts. Out of our desire to support the effort of restoring this symbol of Okinawan culture, IT Innovation and Strategy Center (ISCO), with the cooperation of Okinawa Prefectural Government, is launching a global donation-based crowdfunding targeting international donors.

Okinawa Prefectural Government and ISCO have networks all over the world. The project is intended to broaden the scope of donation by actively promoting to those oversea networks. All the proceeds from this fundraising will go to the Okinawa Prefectural Government, which is responsible for the rebuilding project. The handling fees will be deducted from the proceeds of the online payments such as credit card and PayPal. We ask for your donations and support for Okinawa.

November 15, 2019

ISCO’s Mission:

ISCO’s Mission:

■ Advance Okinawa’s economy by enhancing IT innovations to non-IT industries.

■ Prioritize the targets by initially focusing on the major and unique industries in Okinawa, i.e., tourism, logistics, manufacturing, agriculture, and finance.

■ Expand the newly created innovation and businesses/services to the nationwide and worldwide markets.

language choice

Donation reception

Crowdfunding (COUNTDOWN)Donation

Adopt safe and secure Paypal payments used by over 200 million people worldwide

Fundraising from bank account

Engineering and Construction Civil Engineering General Affairs Division

1-2-2 Izumizaki Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture 900-8570

Okinawa Prefecture Dept. of Civil Engineering and Construction

Civil Engineering General Affairs Division

ISCO’s Contact Information:

Name: IT Innovation and Strategy Center Okinawa

Location: 2-3-6, Mekaru, IT Souzo Bldg., 4th Fl, Naha, Okinawa, 900-0004

shuri@isc-okinawa.org