Category Archives: Announcement

Support Honolulu City Council Resolution 15-322 Re US Bases on Okinawa

Updated 1/6/16 The Big Picture. Keep in mind that the 32 US military bases on Okinawa occupy 20% of the island’s prime land. Okinawa has a land area of 466 square miles and a population of 1.4 million inhabitants. Compare … Continue reading

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2015 Autumn Picnic, Okinawa Kai of Washington, D.C., Sep 12

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Annual OAA Bazaar & Fundraiser 10/4/15 Gardena

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Shichi nu Ayumi 9/27/15 Honolulu

Updated 8/27/15 Gusuuyoo, Chuuwuganabira! Hope your day is going well. I just wanted to announce a new production Ukwanshin will be doing on September 27, 2015 (Sunday) at Mamiya Theater, 5pm. The show is titled “Shichi nu Ayumi: The Passing … Continue reading

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Michijyune 8/28/15 Jikoen Hongwanji Honolulu 6:30-8pm

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‘Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawaii’ – JANM Exhibit July 11-Sep. 6, 2015

Exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, July 11-Sep. 6, 2015: “Incorporating paintings by Laura Kina and photographs by Emily Hanako Momohara, Sugar/Islands: Finding Okinawa in Hawai‘i is a unique examination of worker migration and settlement from the islands of … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary Hawaii-Okinawa Sister-State Relationship July 10-12, 2015

Forwarded by Rodney Inefuku on 7/3/15. Register for events now at Eventbrite by clicking here: https://hawaii-okinawa-30.eventbrite.com or call Hawaii Okinawa Center at (808) 676-5400 for tickets and more information. See below for more details on each event.

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30th Anniversary of Hawaii-Okinawa Sister State Relationship; Silver Anniversary of Hawaii Okinawa Center; Eisa Drum Fesitval: July 10-12, 2015

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2016 Uchinanchu Taikai Oct. 26-30

Updated 2/1/16, 6/12/16, 6/15/16 For the latest updates, click here. Update 1/31/16: “The 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival,” Okinawa Island Guide, n.d. “Starting with the Festival Eve Parade along Kokusai Street and the opening ceremony held at Okinawa Cellular Stadium, there … Continue reading

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London Okinawa Day 2015 – June 20 in Spitalfields

Join us at London Okinawaday 2015 Saturday 20th June 2015 10:00 – 18:00 Admission Free Spitalfields, London E1 6AA http://www.spitalfields.co.uk Nearest tube: Liverpool Street Program: Okinawan Classical & Folk Music Eisa Dancing Okinawa day stall Okinawan Arts and Craft Stalls … Continue reading

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Ukwanshin 2015 Events: July – November

July 17 and 18 – Jikoen (Honolulu) Bon Dance: Half the year has flown by and summer is already upon us. Jikoen Bon Dance will be here soon, July 17/18! Thanks to the graciousness of Jikoen, we will once again … Continue reading

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OAA Scholarships for 2015 HS Graduates

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HUOA Senior Health & Fitness Fair 6/19/15, 9am-1pm

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2015 Hawaii Okinawan Golf Tournament May 23-24

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Ichi Hanno, Okinawan Band from Santo André, Brazil

Visit their site, Ichi Hanno, and listen to samples of their work, “Kui Nu Hanna” and “Uminchu.” Ichi Hanno is a band that describes their style as world music because its essence is basically traditional and modern music from Okinawa … Continue reading

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Prefectural Rep. Itokazu to Speak on Okinawa Issues at UHM Hawaiian Studies Center 4/27/15 at 6:30pm

I know most of you won’t be able to make it, but I thought I would pass this on so you know what Okinawa is presently up against, especially Nago where the US wants to build a new base. Okinawa … Continue reading

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Medical Students Sasaki and Tamura to Share Okinawa Experiences on 5/1/15

FYI Folks! Jennifer and Aileen will be sharing their wonderful experiences of their time in Okinawa — from a medical student point of view. They are the future . . . Event: Center for Okinawan Studies Monthly Lecture Series: Jennifer … Continue reading

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Uchinaaguchi Livestream on 4/13/15 at 7:30pm HST

Here’s an announcement from Ukwanshin’s Norman Kaneshiro and Eric Wada: Ukwanshin Kabudan just went live If you can’t make it down to Jikoen, you can tune in to the class via your computer! Norman Kaneshiro: Hi all. Just wanted to … Continue reading

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OAA Upcoming Events for 2015

16500 South Western Avenue, Suite #203 Gardena, California 90249 OAA Family Bowling Event April 19th • 10:00 AM Check-In (11AM Start) @ Covina Bowl 1060 W. San Bernardino Rd., Covina 91722 $35 for adults (18 & up) • $25 for … Continue reading

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2015 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival May 8-9

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Utayabira Wuduyabira – Okinawan Performance in Torrance, CA 5/17/15

Updated 4/7/15 Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 PM James R Armstrong Theatre 3300 Civic Center Drive Torrance, California 90503 Tickets: $20 Organized the OAA Geinobu (Performing Arts Committee), this biennial show features traditional and contemporary Ryukyu minyo (Okinawan folk music), … Continue reading

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‘The Okinawan Koto Tradition in Hilo, Hawaii’ 4/10/15

Updated 4/7/15 Center for Okinawan Studies Monthly Lecture Series Presents: “From ‘Tachiutushi’ to ‘Old Macdonald’: The Okinawan Koto Tradition in Hilo, Hawaii” The presentation discusses Okinawan cultural continuity in the diaspora as well as the So-shin Kai Midori and efforts … Continue reading

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Marathon, Miss Okinawa, Sogo Hospital, Nakasone Endowment, AmerAsian School, Karate & China

Sunday’s Okinawa Marathon is a wide open event, as more than 11,000 runners toe the Okinawa City starting line for the kick off of the 26.2-mile event…. The Okinawa Marathon begins at Awase, then carries runners through Takahara, near Koza, … Continue reading

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Takane Kochihira Concert at OAA Center 3/7/15

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OAA Hosting Screening of Chie Mikami’s ‘The Targeted Village’ 2/28/15

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‘Continuity & Change in Shuri-Style Kumiwudui’ 2/15/15

If you’re free this Sunday, you might want to see this — IT’S FREE! Center for Okinawan Studies School of Pacific and Asian Studies University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 316 Honolulu, HI 96822-2318 Webpage:  http://manoa.hawaii.edu/okinawaContinue reading

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HUOA Study Tour 2015 – Oct. 7-18

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25th Hawaii-Okinawa Student Exchange Program 2015 Feb 28-Mar 14

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‘Jimpu Kai and Friends’ 1/24/15 at Leeward CC (Oahu)

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Hawaii Exhibition of Okinawan Children’s Peace Messages – 2015 Jan. 21-25

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