He was a pioneer of migration overseas from Kin town (previously Kin village) to Hawaii, North America, Philippines, and central-south America from the Meiji to Taisho period, and developed a foundation for many people who are currently successful in those areas. Kyuzo Toyama was passionate about migration policy and sent migrants from Okinawa prefecture to Hawaii for the first time in 1899 (Meiji 32). He himself also led and went to Hawaii on the second round in 1903, and since then, has sent many migrants to North and South America, and Hawaii.
In honor of his achievements, a statue was created behind the Kin town hall and he still receives respect from people in Kin town till now.
The entrance to the place of the statue.
The Kyuzo Toyama Memorial is behind the statue (The memorial is currently closed)
The view from behind the statue. The whole Kin town can be seen.
|1 Aza-Kin, Kin-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
|Please use the parking lot of Kin town hall
|Kin Town Industry Promotion Division
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