Category Archives: Shimakutuba

Hogen Coffee Shop to Perpetuate Uchinaaguchi?

Here is an idea for perpetuating Uchinaaguchi in Okinawa. Try to have Hogen (Uchinaaguchi) coffee shops in every town in Okinawa where anyone who wants to speak, learn, or practice it is welcome. The purpose is to create an environment … 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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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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A Student from Hawaii Defends ‘Shimakutuba’

This video features Collin Michael Hoo, who represented the University of the Ryukyus in the 32nd Japanese Speech Contest by Foreigners. The title of his speech is “Ninufwabushi (The North Star),” and his message is about the importance of maintaining … Continue reading

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