Yearly Archives: 2012

COS Fall 2012 Recap

December 3, 2012

The Fall 2012 semester has whizzed by.  Here are some of the things that the Center for Okinawan Studies has done this semester: The Center for Okinawan Studies again participated in the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s Okinawan Festival.  The festival … Continue reading

Registration now open for February 11, 2013 symposium

An exciting joint international events will be on UHM campus. Speaker profiles, paper abstracts, schedule, & related events, please see Symposium web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/asiaref/japan/event2013/Index.htm#symposium Related link: http://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/symposium A public lecture “Discovering Historical Parades and Processions from China, Korea, and the … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series “Introduction to Okinawan Pop” – Wednesday, Nov. 14 @ 3pm

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 3pm @ Moore Hall 319

The next COS Lecture Series features guest speaker, Dr. Jayson Makoto Chun, who is an associate professor of history at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu. He is a specialist in Japanese popular media culture.  He will be talking … Continue reading

A Talk by Ryudai Professor Katsunori Yamazato – “The Resurgence of Okinawan Language Through Contemporary Okinawan Literature”

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Friday, November 16, 2012, 3pm @ Moore Hall 319

University of the Ryukyus Professor Katsunori Yamazato will be doing a talk on Friday, November 16 at 3pm in Moore Hall 319.  This talk, titled “The Resurgence of Okinawan Language Through Contemporary Okinawan Literature,” is part of The UHM Colleges … Continue reading

Upcoming events in February 2013

Mark your calendars: Joint event series in February 2013 A series of events, including an exhibition and symposium, will be held in February 2013.  The events are being sponsored by: UHM Outreach College, Center for Okinawan Studies, Center for Japanese … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series “Okinawa as Your Classroom: University of the Ryukyus Exchange Programs”

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: October 23, 2012, 3:00pm, Moore Hall 319

As part of the COS Lecture Series, this month’s focus is on the University of the Ryukyus Exchange Programs for UHM students. The informational session will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, 3:00-4:30 pm in Moore Hall 319.  Come learn … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series – Shimakutuba Chichabira, Katayabira! – Let’s Hear and Talk Okinawan!

September 18, 2012, 3:00pm, Moore Hall 319

September 18 is “Shimakutuba nu Hi” in Okinawa.  It is an initiative by the Okinawa Prefectural Government to encourage people to use the Okinawan language in an effort to revitalize/preserve the language.  To commemorate this day, the COS Lecture Series … Continue reading

HUOA 30th Okinawan Festival

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? The Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)’s 30th Okinawan Festival takes place this weekend, Sept. 1-2, 2012, at Kapiolani Park. This is a big event that takes place every year during the Labor … Continue reading

From COS Director Joyce Chinen…

June 23, 2012

“Today is *Irei no Hi* (Day to Console the Souls) in Okinawa. It is a prefectural holiday (but not a national one), a solemn occasion to remember the nearly quarter million individuals whose lives were prematurely snatched from them because … Continue reading

The shīsā are here, the shīsā are here!

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A pair of bronze shīsā (lion dogs) has traveled from Okinawa to Hawai‘i and will now make the walkway between Paradise Palms and Hamilton Library its permanent home. The formidable, ferocious-looking pair is a gift from the University of the … Continue reading



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