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Uchinaaguchi Language Classes at Hawaii Okinawa Center now offers day and night classes

Night Time Class: 
Monthly/Fourth Thursday, 7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Hawaii Okinawa Center, Higa Bldg. First Floor

 Day Time Class: Monthly/Second Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Place: Hawaii Okinawa Center, Higa Bldg. First Floor. Instructors: Grant "Sandaa" Murata Tel: (808) 256-5919; Kyoko Hijirida Tel:(808)-455-8736 or Cell:(808)-388-8380

Gallery Exhibition and Concert Performance - AYANUJI-

The East-West Center Arts Program will be hosting a series of events -exhibition and performance- with the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (aka Geidai) as well as Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Sept. 25, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Film: "Nabbieʻs Love"

Dec 4 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm at East-West Center Gallery; in Japanes with English subtitles

Music Performance: “Mimi-gusui: Life Sustenance through the Ears”

Dec 11 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm at East-West Center Gallery

Spring 2017 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 consent. CRN:86097

JPN 472 Okinawan Language & Culture: The second series of two course (JPN 471-472) focusing on Okinawan literature, language skills, heritage, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: 471 or consent.  CRN:82808

MUS 311F Okinawan Ensemble: Performance of literature for types of groups of various sizes and kinds at an introductory level. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent.  CRN: 86610

DNCE 306 Okinawan Dance I: Performance and techniques. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent.

DNCE 406 Okinawan Dance II: Performance and techniques at intermediate level. Prerequisite: 306 or consent.
CRN: 82762

Fall 2016 Courses

HISTORY 423 OKINAWA: A survey of social, cultural, economic, and political history from earliest times to present. (3 credits)
CRN: 75611

DNCE 306 -1 Okinawan Dance I: Performance and techniques. No experience necessary. (1 credit)
CRN: 73015

DNCE 406 – 1 Okinawan Dance II: Performance and techniques at intermediate level. (1 credit)
CRN: 73489

JPN 471 Okinawan Language & Culture: JPN471 is the first of a series of two courses (JPN 471 and JPN 472). This course focuses on the language, heritage and folk culture of Okinawa. (3 credits)
CRN: 72931



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