Photos from “Reflections on Okinawan Studies” by Dr. Joyce Chinen

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Thank you for joining us for the COS event “Reflections on Okinawan Studies” by Dr. Joyce Chinen on Sepetember 8, 2017.

Women’s Voices, Women Speak

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The Center for Okinawan Studies Presents: Women’s Voices, Women Speak Okinawa, Hawai’i and Demilitarization Friday, September 22, 2017  @3pm Tokioka Room (Moore 314) Speakers: Aiko Yamashiro is a poet and PhD student of decolonial Pacific literatures at the UHM English … Continue reading

Lecture & Reception by Dr. Joyce Chinen on Sep. 8

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Please join us for lecture & reception Reflections on Okinawan Studies by Dr. Joyce Chinen Retired Professor of Sociology, UHWO Retired Director, Center for Okinawan Studies, UHM WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2017  4:15pm WHERE: Tokioka Room (Moore 319) *After 4pm … Continue reading

Lecture: Genealogy in Okinawa

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Public Lecture “Kafu (Genealogy) in Okinawa: An Overview Examination of the Uchima Family Documents” by Professor Masayuki Dana Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 Time: 2pm Location: UHM Hamilton Library Room 301 Lecture is Open to Public  

Presentation: The Production of THE RYUKYU KINGDOM

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The Center for Okinawan Studies Presents: The Role of the Digitization Project in the Production of THE RYUKYU KINGDOM: Cornerstone of East Asia by Dr. Mamoru Akamine, professor at the University of the Ryukyus DATE: Wednesday, August 30, 3pm Place: … Continue reading

Okinawa’s Former Governor Ota’s Memorial Service

The NHK coverage of Okinawa’s former governor Ota Masahide’s memorial service Ota was affiliated with the East-West Center’s Institute for Cultural Learning in the 1970s.

KUMIWUDUI : A lecture-demonstration

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Kumiwudui is the Classical Dance Drama of the Ryukyu Kingdom. This year makrs the 41st anniversary of a visit by Kin Ryosho, and his teaching of Okinawan Dance and the Kumiwudui at the University of Hawaiʻi. The lecture-demonstration is one … Continue reading


Please find information below about the upcoming collaborative “Underdescribed Languages and Histories Workshop” which is co-sponsored by the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, the National Museum of Japanese History, and UHM linguistics  community (NINJAL-NMJH-UHM). The workshop will be … Continue reading

OKINAWA: The Afterburn

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Save the day on Sunday, April 9 for a film screening of “OKINAWA: The Afterburn” Followed by a discussion with Director & Producer John Junkerman Location: Shidler College of Business, A-101 Time: 1pm-4pm Co-sponsored by UHM Center for Okinawan Studies; … Continue reading

Lecture: Interpreting Okinawa

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Public Presentations at the School of Pacific and Asian Studies: Interpreting Okinawa: Place-Making and the Nature of the Past by Andrea Elizabeth Murray, an Associate in Research at the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studeis, Harvard University. Date: Monday, February 27 … Continue reading

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