Concert: “Danju Kariyushi” on May 29, 2010

Danju Kariyushi presented by Hawaii Taiko Kai & Ukwanshin Kabudan The journey of the Okinawan people recounted through music, dance, and taiko May 29, 2010 (Sat), 7:00 pm Leeward Community College Theatre, Pearl City, Hawaii Check out the Ukwanshin Kabudan blog to purchase tickets or for more information. Richie: I’ll be performing in this concert …

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: Live Yuimaru – Benefit Concert for Chantel Ikehara

Live Yuimaru: Benefit Concert for Chantel Ikehara on Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Jikoen Hongwanji (Hawaii) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In 2009, Chantel Ikehara won the 29th KZOO karaoke competition and now has the chance to compete in the “26th Annual NAK (Nippon Amateur Kayo Sai) Grand Prix Taikai” in Tokyo, Japan in …

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 …

Event: Tobe! Uta Sanshin 2010 in Hawaii

Tobe! Uta Sanshin 2010 in Hawaii charity concert for Hawaii Okinawa Center’s 20th anniversary. Concert takes place on Monday, March 29th at 7:00 PM. From the HUOA website: We are pleased to announce that Terukina Sensei has chosen the Hawaii Okinawa Center to be the site of his 2010 Tobe Uta-sanshin in Hawaii! We are …

An Evening of Japanese and Okinawan Music and Dance – Hawaii

From the flyer: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa · College of Arts & Humanities · Music Department presents An Evening of Japanese and Okinawan Music and Dance Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium $12 general admission, $8 students & seniors @ the door A recital featuring instructors from UH Manoa’s ethnomusicology and dance …

Shakespeare in Okinawa

Long a fan of HIFF (Hawaii International Film Festival), I’m happy to see a Spotlight on Okinawa for this year’s festival. Three films shot on location in Okinawa will be shown: “Gunjou (Cobalt Blue),” “Manatsu no Yo no Yume (A Midsummer’s Okinawan Dream)” and “Nada Sou Sou (Tears for You).” While the three films featured …

[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!)