Yearly Archives: 2011

Special talk by Mr. Shinichi Maehara, “OKINAWAN SPIRIT AND HEART: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN UCHINANCHU?”

December 18, 2011, 4:00pm, UH Architecture Auditorium

Please join us for a special talk by Mr. Shinichi Maehara, retired executive director of Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company, on Sunday, December 18, 4pm at the UH Architecture Auditorium.  Mr. Maehara produced an award-winning documentary series called Sekai Uchinanchu Kikō … Continue reading

Book Launch – Reading by Lee Tonouchi

November 30, 2011, 7:00pm, UH Art Auditorium

Lee Tonouchi will do a reading of his work “Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawai‘i Okinawan Journal” on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the UH Art Auditorium.  The talk is being … Continue reading

Talk about Ifa Fuyū by Dr. Masato Ishida

November 17, 2011, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Moore 258

Dr. Masato Ishida of the UH Department of Philosophy will be giving a talk about Ifa Fuyū on Thursday, November 17 at 3:00pm in Moore 258.  This talk is part of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL)’s … Continue reading

Former COS Director receives Japanese Imperial Decoration

November 9, 2011

UH Manoa Professor Emerita of East Asian Languages and Literatures and former COS Director, Dr. Kyoko Hijirida, received the Order of the Sacred Treasure from the Government of Japan.  Dr. Hijirida was one of three people in Hawai‘i awarded the decorations … Continue reading

Premiere Performance of The Cocktail Party

November 1, 2011

The premiere performance of The Cocktail Party, a play by author/playwright Tatsuhiro Oshiro, was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Nearly 200 people attended the performance by the Mānoa Readers / Theatre Ensemble. The Cocktail … Continue reading

President Greenwood in Okinawa

October 13, 2011

Update October 13th In a ceremony at the University of the Ryukyus, President Greenwood received an honorary doctorate from the university. President Greenwood presented UR President Iwamasa with a replica of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle‘a, inscribed with the motto … Continue reading

COS at the Okinawan Festival

October 6, 2011

On September 3-4, 2011, COS partnered with UH’s Manoa Journal to promote the newest issue of Manoa Journal, Living Spirit, at the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s annual Okinawan Festival.  Book sales of Living Spirit and the previous issue of Manoa … Continue reading

The Cocktail Party – A play by Tatsuhiro Oshiro

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A play by Tatsuhiro Oshiro, The Cocktail Party, will be premiering right here in Hawaii on October 26, 2011, at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Mr. Oshiro is the first author from Okinawa to be awarded the Akutagawa Prize, a prestigious … Continue reading

Talk by Dr. Alfred Kina – September 22, 2011

The Center for Okinawan Studies kicked off its lecture series on September 22, 2011, with a talk by Dr. Alfred Yama Kina. Dr. Kina received his PhD in folklore studies from Indiana University in 2006. His talk was titled, “Shuri, … Continue reading

In Memoriam…

April 6, 2011

Harry Seisho Nakasone, who taught Okinawan Ensemble with the Music Department from 1966 until his retirement in 2002, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011.  He was 99 years old.  Nakasone Sensei received many awards and accolades, including being named … Continue reading



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