Category Archives: Lecture

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

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

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70th Anniversary of Battle of Okinawa: OAA June 2015

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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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‘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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‘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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Hawaii Nisei Okinawans in Itoman for 12/6/14 Symposium on Battle of Okinawa

Updated 12/26/14 Excerpts from the Ryukyu Shimpo, 12/7/14: “Former US soldiers of Okinawan descent; war destroys all.” “[Yoshinobu Oshiro, 86] who was born and raised in Hawaii, experienced the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. He was enlisted in … Continue reading

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Dr. Koichi Shimamura ‘The Current State of Ryukyuan Literature & Ryukyuan Studies’ 12/12/14 at University of Hawaii-Manoa

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Public Lecture: ‘Contemporary Life in Okinawa: Living Among and with the Military Bases’ 10/12/14

Last updated 10/11/14 From Joyce N. Chinen: (Forwarded by Rodney Inefuku) Please join us this Sunday, October 12, at 3:00 pm for the next Center for Okinawan Studies public lecture in Moore 319 at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium … Continue reading

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Literature, Maui, Uchinaguchi, Kina, ‘Map It!,’ Comfort Women, Must-See, McDonalds

Last updated 10/1/14 Umushirikutu Ryota Shimabukuro, “Event introducing Okinawan literature held at US Library of Congress” (Ryukyu Shimpo, 9/14/14): On September 9, an event introducing Okinawan literature titled “Living Spirit” was held at the US Library of Congress in Washington … Continue reading

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‘Residual Sovereignty in Practice: Japanese Law and Government in the US-Adminstered Okinawa, 1952-1972’ – Lecture on 9/30/14 at 3pm – UH-Manoa, Moore 319

Forwarded by Rodney Inefuku on 9/21/14

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