Category Archives: Announcement

Ukwanshin Kabudan: January & March 2017

From: Eric Wada Okinawan New Year Celebration/ Lunar New Year January 28th This year, the lunar New Year falls on Saturday, January 28th, which begins the year of the Rooster! Come join us for traditional Okinawan dances, music, lots of … Continue reading

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Illustrated Talk by Joyce Chinen on ‘Okinawans in Hawai‘i’ 10/2/16, 2-3pm at EWC Gallery

Sunday, October 2, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Illustrated talk: “Okinawans in Hawai‘i” by Joyce Chinen, Director UH Mānoa Center for Okinawan Studies and Professor of Sociology, UH West O‘ahu. Free and open to the public; no reservations; general seating. East-West Center Gallery … Continue reading

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‘AYANUJI: Okinawa’s Traditional Culture Past and Present’ – EWC (Honolulu) Gallery 9/25/16 – 1/8/17

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Public Forum 9/1/16: Peace & Security for Okinawa (UH-Manoa 5:30-7:30pm)

CONTACT: HOA (HAWAI`I OKINAWA ALLIANCE); Aiko Yamashiro: 358-0871; aiko.yamashiro@gmail.com OKINAWAN REPRESENTATIVES APPEAL FOR DEMOCRACY, PEACE, & HUMAN SECURITY Honolulu, September 1, 2016- Community leaders from Okinawa are in Honolulu to appeal for the protection of their island from further US … Continue reading

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Discussion on US Military Bases in Okinawa – Pre-register by 7/15/16

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Taikai 2016 Information (update June 15)

6/15/16 – Route Finder Okinawa website to get around Okinawa by bus. 6/15/16 – Additional information from June McVey, communication coordinator of Okinawa Tomonokai of Ohio: 1. The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Fesitval committee in Okinawa will hand nametags and bus … Continue reading

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Lecture on ‘Father of Okinawan Studies’ on 5/23/16 at U of HI

COS Lecture Series: “Ifa Fuyu in Context — Ryukyuan History and World War II Meeting in South Okinawa” Featuring M. Ishida, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa Dr. Ishida, a memberr of the Center for Okinawan Studies, is … Continue reading

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Scholarship to Study in Okinawa Deadline 5/20/16

DEADLINE EXTENDED (May 20), SCHOLARSHIP STILL AVAILABLE! If you are UHM student considering studying in Okinawa, this is a great opportunity. Open to advanced undergraduate majors and graduate students. The University of the Ryukyus and UH Manoa have exchange program. … Continue reading

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Experience Awamori on 5/19/16 at Pineapple Room, Honolulu

From: Shari Y. Tamashiro Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 12:26 AM Subject: Special Event: Experience Awamori on May 19th at Pineapple Room Special one-time event! EXPERIENCING AWAMORI at The Pineapple Room Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Pineapple Room by Alan … Continue reading

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Resolution 15-322 Timeline

MESSAGE FROM ED KUBA Ladies and Gents: Please note the following schedule of events: April 26: Meeting of Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee when Resolution 15-322, CD1 will be addressed. It’s not a perfect resolution, but is good enough … Continue reading

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Call for Testimony: Resolution 15-322 Committee Hearing 4/26/16 at 1PM

MESSAGE FROM ED KUBA Ladies and Gents: After six months of effort, Resolution 15-322, CD1 has finally been placed on the agenda for the Executive Matters and Legal Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 26, starting at 1:00, Honolulu Hale, … Continue reading

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Taikai 2016: Sanshin Lessons for Opening Ceremony

1. Ahabushi Lyrics (tempo 68) 第6回世界のウチナーンチュ大会 安波節 歌詞 2. Ahabushi Kunkunshi (sanshin musical score) (tempo 68) 第6回世界のウチナーンチュ大会 安波節 工工四 Music sheet PDF.

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Taikai 2016 Theme Song ‘Yui – Linking Your Heart’

第6回世界のウチナーチュ大会 テーマソング「結~心届く~」 [Yui – Kokoro Todoku (Yui – Linking Your Heart)] uploaded by okinawaBBtv on 1/28/16. The Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Theme Song “Yui – Kokoro Todoku” (“Yui – Linking Your Heart”) Music and Lyrics: Mai Hanashiro Music Arranged by: Katsuya Yabe … Continue reading

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2016 Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Program

Click here to go to the official site of the The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival.

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San Francisco Okinawa Kenjin Kai

On the San Francisco Okinawa Kenjin Kai website, click on the English option (in the top right corner) if necessary. Upcoming Events Keiro Kai – Senior Citizen’s Day August 28, 2016 (Sunday) Time: 12:30 – 4:00 Location: San Mateo Buddhist … Continue reading

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OAA Upcoming Events Apr – July 2016

Seisonen-Bu (Activities Committee) 23rd Golf Tournament April 24, 2016 (Sunday) @ Chester Washington Golf Course RSVP REQUIRED More information to be announced Annual OAA Picnic Performances, Games, Raffles, Okinawan Bon Dance! July 17, 2016 (Sunday) • 11AM – 4PM @ … Continue reading

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Okinawa Taikai Caravan at Hawaii Okinawa Center 5/9/16 at 7PM

Okinawa’s Governor Takeshi Onaga will lead the Worldwide Uchinanchu Taikai Caravan to Hawaii, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Washington D.C. to share information about the Taikai. This Taikai information sharing session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more … Continue reading

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Honolulu City Council Resolution re Henoko Needs Your Support on 4/18/16

Folks, This is crucial. Please send to all the Uchinanchus you know… family and friends… so that they can support this also. We have to show support for this resolution… for the Okinawan people. This is the least we as … Continue reading

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Vote for Stamp to Honor WWII Nisei Soldiers – Deadline March 19, 2016

Message from Eric Wada Please vote for a stamp to honor our WWII 442nd Infantry and MIS soldiers. Three men in my family served in either the 442/100th during WWII. Click on niseistamp.org to vote. 100,000 online votes are needed … Continue reading

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Ukwanshin Events for March 2016

From: Ukwanshin Kabudan Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:19 PM Subject: Upcoming major events Gusuuyo Chuuganabira! Just a reminder to join us for our 3 big events coming up next week Registration is still open for the 2nd LooChoo Identity … Continue reading

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‘On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa’ 3/18/16 at University of Hawaii

Click image to view the large PDF file. COS Lecture Series “On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa” by Kyle Kajihiro, PhD Student in Geography Department, March 18, 2016, 3:00-4:30pm, Tokioka Room, Moore (Rm 319).

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COS Lecture 2/26/16: ‘Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil’

The Center for Okinawan Studies (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Lecture Series presents “Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: The Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaʻi and Brazil” by Dr. Robert K. Arakaki on 26 Feb. 2016, 3:00-4:30pm, … Continue reading

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Events for Early 2016

Hi Folks, Here are some of the Okinawan events that are happening early part of this 2016…. ================================================== From: Ukwanshin Kabudan Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:19 PM Subject: Upcoming events Chuuganabira! We hope your New Year has begun well … Continue reading

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UH Manoa Intro to Okinawan Dance 2016: Jan 31-Mar 6

From: Yukie Shiroma Date: Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 11:24 PM Subject: Intro to Okinawan Dance: Spring 2016

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OAA 2016 Clothing Drive: Jan 18 ~ Feb 29

COLLECTION PERIOD: January 18th ~ February 29th (weekdays, 10AM – 4PM) OAA Center, 16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena 90247 Please call before delivering: 310-532-1929 ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: • Clothing: must be in clean, wearable condition. • Shoes: must be paired and … Continue reading

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OAA 2016 New Year’s Party Jan. 17

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Ryukyu no Kaze – Hawaii Convention Center 14 March 2016

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Aloha Party for BEGIN 12/14/15

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Constructing ‘Japanese Identity’ Among Okinawan Students 11/20/15

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Center for Okinawan Studies UHM Spring 2016 Courses

Center for Okinawan Studies University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Spring 2016 Courses ASAN 320O Asian Nation Studies: Okinawa: Multidisciplinary examination of major Asian countries; cultural, social, economic, and political lives of their peoples. (O) Okinawa Prerequisite: 201 and 202, or … Continue reading

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