Every year, the Okinawan newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo sponsors a competition of different skill levels in uta-sanshin and this event is called a konkuru.  Konkuru is a Japanese word derived from the French word concours which means competition.  There are three levels of competition:  shinjinsho (beginning), yuushusho (intermediate) and saikosho (senior).

Yuushusho  (Intermediate Certification Level)

Sugjko (Sakumoto) Tomori

Jodie (Tomasa) Ching

Yoko Kaneshiro

Naomi Oshiro

Yuko Yamauchi 

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Shinjinsho (Beginning Certification Level)

Hiromichi Nago

Gracie (Kaneshiro) Nushida

Kriste Kamiya

Scot Izuka

Wesley Ueunten

Miles Kaneshiro

Willie Tabata

Alison Ebesu

Ben Higa

Alice Shima

Allyson Nakamoto

Lynde (Tomori) Trussell

Tom Yamamoto

Lynn (Miyashiro) Matsuda

Nadine Nakamatsu

Lisa (Wakasugi) Sadaoka

Julia (Wakasugi) Yamashiro

Kris (Miyashiro) Tanioka

Dana Tai

Darcy Gibo

Aimeli Buday

Jason Hondo

Kyle Yamaoka

Tomio Prehoda 

Mindy Oumi

Maiya Gesslling                         

Joey Kamiya                              

Calvin Umetsu     

Devin Kawamura

Cassie Nakagawa

Wesley Waniya

Wreyn Waniya

Cuyler Yogi

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