iOS app: iOkinawa!

Billing itself as a combination of beautiful Okinawan girls and Okinawan dialect, out of curiosity I installed the free (with ads) iOkinawa! app (link opens iTunes US Store) on my iPhone 4. Developed by Sayobs (Ray Matayoshi) from Tokyo, it looks like it’s their first iOS app made for the iPhone. Released November 10, 2010, …

UHM Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series

The Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series: U.S. Military Bases and Funshi (Feng Shui): The Anti-Base Movement and Community Development in Yomitan, Okinawa Tomoaki Hara, Associate Professor of Anthropology Shizuoka University, Japan Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:00 PM in Crawford Hall 115, University of Hawaii at Manoa Link Sounds like a very interesting topic that Tomoaki …

UHM Women’s Studies Colloquium Series Spring 2010

The UHM Women’s Studies Program is pleased to continue our Spring 2010 Colloquium Series with a talk by Mire Koikari (Director, UHM Women’s Studies Program), “‘I only ask this splendid group of women not to become involved in politics’: Women, Domesticity, and the Cold War in US-occupied Okinawa.” This talk is co-sponsored by the UHM …

Event: Obuchi Forum -Okinawa Now- (Hawaii)

Obuchi Forum -Okinawa Now- Sunday, March 21, 2010, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM University of Hawaii Manoa’s Koi Room, Imin Conference Center (Jefferson Hall), East-West Center Free admission and free parking! From the blog: It is our great pleasure to invite all of you to come to learn and discuss contemporary issues in Okinawa …

[Updated] “The trends and directions of Okinawan studies in Hawaii” by Mamoru Akamine

[Updated: Room has been changed to #2118.] September 25, 2009 “The trends and directions of Okinawan studies in Hawaii” by Professor Mamoru Akamine of the University of the Ryukyus. The noon seminar will be held at John A. Burns Hall Rm. 3012 2118, University of Hawaii at Manoa. (Nifee deebitan to Char for the info!)

COS Lecture Series 10/1/09 & 10/2/09

Professor Masahide Ishihara will be our first speaker with two different presentation on October 1st and 2nd. Both presentation will be held in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) at 3:00 pm. Professor Ishihara is a linguist at the University of the Ryukyus. More information on his talk to follow in the coming weeks. October …

COS Lecture Series: “Introducing the International Institute for Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus”

The International Institute for Okinawan Studies (IIOS) was established on April 1, 2009 at the University of the Ryukyus. It is a research institute that brings together all of the different disciplines focusing on Okinawan Studies at the University of the Ryukyus. Professor Katsunori Yamazato is the inaugural Director of IIOS. Join us as Professor …

Blogs: Voices from Okinawa Online

It’s always nice to see a blog about Okinawa (especially if it’s in English) and here’s one you’ll want to check out: “Voices from Okinawa Online: A blog related to the summer 2009 issue of MANOA.” From the MANOA website: Launched in 1989, MANOA strives to bring the literature of Asia, the Pacific, and the …

Center for Okinawa Studies Conference 2009

“From Aza, through Sanzan, Loochoo, and Ryukyu, to Okinawa, to Uchinanchu Diaspora—Where is Okinawan Studies Headed?” March 19th – March 21st, 2009 Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East West Center, Hawaiʻi The first COS Okinawan Studies conference will feature scholars from UH, the US mainland, Okinawa and Japan and will examine ways in which the …

Lecture-Demonstration: “Ryukyu Geino: The Legacy of Kin Ryosho”

There will be a Ryukyuan/Okinawan classical performing arts lecture-demonstration next month on Sunday the 12th from 3PM to 5PM at the University of Hawai‘i School of Architecture Auditorium. Admission is free! From the flyer (download it here in PDF): “Ryukyu Geino: The Legacy of Kin Ryosho,” a free public lecture-demonstration discussing the art and teachings …