CHICAGO OKINAWA KENJINKAI

MINKAN TAISHI GOODWILL AMBASSADORS

   
Ikuko Nichols
Tom Corrao
Tom Pressley
Minkan Taishi is Japanese for Goodwill Ambassador. The Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai currently has three Minkan Taishi. Ikuko Nichols, Tom Corrao, and Tom Pressley are those representatives.
Ikuko Nichols is the current sitting vice president and is very active in our community involvment projects. She's the one who brought Shishi-mai costumes and dance to the Chicago area for the first time.
Tom Corrao is our web master provides his assistance by maintaining our web site.
Tom Pressley is an aficionado of Okinawan music and assists our performance group on occassion with some of their performances. He is also an expert player of Okinawan Sanshin.