Category Archives: Culture

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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Goju-ryu Leader and Scholar Seeks Assistance in Writing a Book

Updated 1/10/16 Nuno Oliveira of Lisbon, Portugal, is writing a book, Chojun Miyagi1 and the History of Goju-Ryu, and needs assistance with the kanji of some masters’ names. If you can help or know of someone who could, please contact … Continue reading

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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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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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International Conference of Uchinanchu Youth 2016 Jan 15 – 24 in São Paulo, Brasil

Registration period: 15 Oct 2015 – 30 Nov 2015 Click here to view or download the information packet (PDF, 247 KB).

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HUOA 2015 Legacy Award 11/1/15

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Connection Between Hawaii’s Local-Style Restaurants and Oroku, Okinawa

In 2002-2003, Michiko Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren Nishimoto of the Center for Oral History, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, conducted eleven interviews that were compiled in The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-Style Restaurants in Hawai‘i and published in February … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown – Okinawa

Received a tip about this program from my brother-in-law, Phil, via email on 19 Oct. 2015. The tip originated in an email from his friend, Gary, on the same date. The program, “Okinawa: The Japan You Might Not Know,” aired … Continue reading

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Photos from Governor Ige’s Trip to Okinawa and Guangdong Oct. 2015

Photos and captions from Governor David Ige’s Facebook page. For a video briefing of the trip, click here. Photos from Okinawa

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Gov. Ige’s Briefing on Trip to Okinawa and Guangdong (10/15/15)

(Apologies for the poor quality of the video. As of 10/16/16, this is the best quality available online for embedding. -Editor, Liuchiuan) Governor’s Office News Release Governor Ige returns from successful business, diplomatic mission to Japan, China HONOLULU – Gov. … Continue reading

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A Speech by Miyazato Gosamaru on Uchinaaguchi in Uchinaaguchi

If  you’ve never heard an extended speech by a fluent Uchinaaguchi speaker, then you’re in for an amazing listen. Miyazato Gosamaru, Association of the Indigenous Peoples in the Ryukyus (AIPR), spoke at the Ryukyu National Independence Research Society Symposium on … Continue reading

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OAA Okinawa Bazaar (Gardena) 10/4/15

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2015 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu: Opening Procession

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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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Obon Traditions in Okinawa – 8/29/15 at OAA

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4th Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival – Manila Sep 10-15, 2015

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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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Why Not an Uchinaaguchi Writing Contest?

Hello everyone, Please watch this lecture by Jack Musick at UH Hilo. I found it interesting. He presents the current state of Uchinaaguchi as he knows it after spending a year in Okinawa. You might find it interesting also. This … 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: 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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‘Churasa’ at UH-Manoa Kennedy Theatre 7/23/15 at 7:30pm

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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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