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Kutuu (Koto): A Story Told in English, Uchinaaguchi, & Nihongo

I wrote this for the Uchinaaguchi “cause.” Note that there is a Japanese translation at the bottom. -Rodney Inefuku Kutuu By Rodney Inefuku Uchinaaguchi translation by Toma Shisei of Yomitan, Okinawa It was the first day of spring in Chicago. Uree … Continue reading

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Alfredo Casero & Kazufumi Miyazawa: ‘Shima Uta’

Last updated 6/3/17 6:58am “Alfredo Casero // Shima Uta en Japón,” YouTube, uploaded by aeroder flax on 6/18/15. Alfredo Casero, an Argentine musician, actor and comedian, recorded “Shima Uta” in 2002, the first single from his album, Casaerius. His cover … Continue reading

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Norman Kaneshiro: Sanshin, Song, & Talk – 12/11/16 EWC 2-3pm

Hi All, Hope you all can find time between Christmas shopping to stop over at the East-West Center gallery this Sunday to listen to me talk and sing. The event is titled “Mimi-gusui: Life Sustenance Through the Ears” and will … Continue reading

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‘UchinaAloha’ – Aug 25-Oct 1. 2016 (Honolulu)

UchinaAloha World Premiere by Lee A. Tonouchi Directed by Reiko Ho August 25 – October 1, 2016 Charming Tradition vs. Change Comedy “Da Pidgin Guerilla” Lee A. Tonouchi brings us a warm tale of generations of an Okinawan family in … Continue reading

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Children’s Peace Messages from Okinawa 2016: Hawaii Feb 3-7

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Seiichi & Nancy Toguchi Receive 2015 HUOA Legacy Award

Congratulations to the late Seiichi and Nancy Toguchi, recipients of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association 2015 Legacy Award. The awards were presented on November 1 at the Sheraton Waikiki. Their son, Bobby Toguchi, was there to receive the award on … Continue reading

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The Issue of Henoko, Okinawa

People, Is this déjà vu all over again? Have been told that on orders from the Japanese government, the Okinawan police guarding the Henoko base in Okinawa have been replaced by a contingent of Japanese guards from mainland Japan. The … Continue reading

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Inauguration of Governor-Elect David Ige 12/1/14

The people of Hawaii are invited to join governor-elect David Ige as he takes office Monday, December 1, at noon at the Hawaii State Capitol. The ceremony kicks off his statewide inauguration tour. Public events on Hawaii Island, Maui, Kauai, … Continue reading

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OAA 2014 Bazaar in Gardena – ‘It Was Fun!’

By Elizabeth Shimabukuro Yesterday I was able to take James with me to the Okinawa Association of America’s Annual Bazaar in Gardena, CA. The vendors and performance stage were in the parking lot. The dining room, which served soba, was … Continue reading

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Shimakutuba Gakumun Kai 10/13/14 at 7:30pm at Jikoen (Honolulu)

From Eric Forwarded by Rodney Inefuku Gusuuyo Chuuganabira! Aki natoibiishiga nama nu wa-chichi madamada achisaibiin! Its Autumn now but the weather is still hot! Chaaganjuu yamiseemi? Chigi nu Getsuyoubi ya shimakutuba gakumun kai aibiigutu, imensooriyo-sai! Hope you are all doing … Continue reading

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Commodore Perry’s Narrative of Japan Expedition 1852-1854 (RAW TEXT)

[posted in Liuchiuan 3/16/16] Full text of “Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan : performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, … Continue reading

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