COS Public Lecture Series

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The largest diasporic Okinawan community in Canada is located in southern Alberta. Novelist Darcy Tamayose received the Canada-Japan Literary Award for ODORI in 2008. She is currently working on a third novel. April 24, 2016 Sunday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Center … Continue reading

Congratulations to Ms. Chinatsu Tomita from COS!

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Okinawa International University’s Institute of Ryukyuan Culture announced that Ms. Chinatsu Tomita has been awarded the Kubo Noritada Ryukyu-China Relations Research Promotion Award. The first recipient of the Kubo Noritada Ryukyu-China Relations Research Promotion Award was Dr. Mamoru Akamine of the … Continue reading

School of Pacific and Asian Studies hosts a Graduate Student Conference

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March 16-18, 2016 at Center for Korean Studies at UH Manoa https://manoa.hawaii.edu/asianstudies/?p=586

COS Lecture Series: “On Stormy Seas: War, Geopolitics, and Identity Formation in Okinawa”

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March 18, 2016 3:00-4:30PM Tokioka Room (Moore Hall Room 319)

Prostitution Issues in Post-War Okinawa: Structuring Division and Possibility of Solidarity

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February 29, Monday 3:00-4:30PM Moore Hall Room 319, Tokioka Room  

COS Lecture Series: “Preserving and Presenting Uchinanchu Identity in the Diaspora: the Evolution of Okinawan Clubs in Hawaiʻi and Brazil”

Robert Arakaki February 26, 2016 3:00-4:30PM Tokioka Room Moore Hall Rm 319

Next COS Monthly Lecture: “Continuity and Change in Shuri-Style Kumiwudui”

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Kumiwudui, the classical dance-drama of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, was first performed in 1719 for the king and his court after its creation by Tamagusuku Chōkun. After the kingdom ended in 1879, certain noble families passed down the court form, known … Continue reading

Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund Applications Now Being Accepted

December 19, 2014

Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund Application period for the Matsuro and Tsuruko Nakasone Endowment Fund is now open. UHM students, particularly graduate students, are encouraged to apply. See below or go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/okinawa/wordpress/?page_id=1066 for more information. The purpose of … Continue reading

COS Monthly Lecture: Tuesday, September 30

Please join us for the first COS Lecture of the year.  Dr. Lonny Carlile of the Asian Studies Program and Center for Japanese Studies will speak on “RESIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY IN PRACTICE: Japanese Law and Government in the US-Administered Okinawa, 1952-72.”  … Continue reading

Just released — BREAKING THE SILENCE: Lessons of Democracy and Social Justice from the Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp, Hawai`i

July 18, 2014

Social Process in Hawai`i, volume 45, features research on the Honouliuli Internment and POW Camp located in west O`ahu.  The collection of articles covers diverse facets of Hawai`i unique World World II experience. The book will be available  for purchase … Continue reading

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