Category Archives: Education

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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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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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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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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Teachers in Okinawa, Bingata, Mēgā Gama Cave, Unaigumi, International Orchid Show

Updated 2/7/15 You have to be smarter to be a teacher in Okinawa. In “One in 5.7 pass teacher employment examination,” Japan Update reports that the competitive rate for being a teacher in Okinawa is 11.5, the highest in Japan. … Continue reading

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

Updated 5/25/15

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Harrison Inefuku Makes Research Available to the World

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Battle of Okinawa, Uchinaguchi

Ryukyu Shimpo, Ota Masahide, Mark Ealey and Alastair McLaughlan, “Descent into Hell: The Battle of Okinawa.”1 The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 47, No. 4, December 1, 2014: “Those who had not been able to take their own lives with … Continue reading

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Okinawa Study Opportunity for UH-Manoa Students – Apply by 2/1/15

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In the Early-20th Century, Ryukyu Clothing Banned in Schools

The following photos and quoted caption are from Valerie H. Barske’s “‘Dancing Through’ Historical Trauma: Okinawan Performance in Post-Imperial Japan” (Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, Issue 24, June 2010).

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Children’s Day May 5 at Chatan Dome in Mihama, Chatan

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Liana Nakahodo to Speak at WUB on 6/12/14

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Okinawa-Related Courses at University of Hawaii-Manoa

The following are courses that are available at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Please check the class schedule to see what’s offered for the upcoming semester. ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora – (3 credits) Explores the ties … Continue reading

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Miss International 2012 Contestants Visit an Okinawa High School

The following HD (1280×720) video was uploaded to YouTube by missinterokinawa on 10/15/12. The central focus is the Miss International contestants, but just as if not more fascinating is the glimpse at Okinawa’s high school students. Note appended to the … Continue reading

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