Yearly Archives: 2014

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 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

Upcoming Language Conference in Okinawa

We’ve received the preliminary program for the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) XVIII Uchinaa symposium to be held September 17-20, 2014 in Okinawa. For more information, see:

Faculty News Updates

July 1, 2014

Congratulations to … COS faculty, Dr. Masato Ishida, on his attainment of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Philosophy! COS faculty, Dr. Mari J. Matsuda (see photo below), civil right leader and professor of law the Richardson School of … Continue reading

Okinawan Dance Classes at LCC

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Introduction to Okinawan Dance (at Leeward CC) July 6 – August 3 (5 Sundays) 1pm-3pm, Leeward CC Theater Small Dance Studio, Cost: $49 Instructor: Yukie Shiroma EXPLORE OKINAWAN CULTURE THROUGH DANCE Join us for a unique experience through this introductory … Continue reading

Film Screening “The Targeted Village,” Sunday, April 27 @ 3:30pm

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 27, 2014, 3:30pm, UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium The Center for Okinawan Studies presents a screening of a documentary film, “The Targeted Village.”  This award-winning film reveals the untold stories of Okinawan residents sued by the … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series talk “Hawai‘i Okinawan Literature”

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 22, 2014, 3:00pm, Moore 319 Please join us for the next talk in the COS Lecture Series. Lee Tonouchi – poet, playwright, award-winning author, and “Da Pidgin Guerrilla”- will be the speaker. Lee’s presentation will be about … Continue reading

Upcoming Center for Japanese Studies Seminar on Apr. 11: “LOVE! SPAM”: Tastes and Tales of War, Foreign Occupation, and Luncheon Meat in Post-WWII Okinawa, by Mire Koikari

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: April 11, 2014, 3:00-4:30 pm, Moore 319 A talk by UHM Women’s Studies Associate Professor Mire Koikari. Professor Koikari will relate the significance of luncheon meat (aka SPAM) in Okinawa and its role as a narrative nexus for … Continue reading

COS Lecture Series talk “Language, Security and Freedom in the Ryukyu Islands”

EVENT DATE/TIME/LOCATION: Feburary 11, 2014, 3:00pm, Moore 319 Please join us for the next talk in the COS Lecture Series. Professor Patrick Heinrich of Dokkyo University will give a presentation on language revitalization. His talk is titled “Language, Security and … Continue reading

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