February 21, 2021

2021 Loochoo Identity Summit on March 20 via Zoom

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Ukwanshin Kabudan has announced its LooChoo Identity Summit 2021. It will be held online on March 20, 2021 (HST) via Zoom. This year will mark the 7th year.


If you ask most people in Okinawa today the meaning of the Uchinaaguchi phrase nankuru naisa, you will most likely hear the Japanese phrase nantoka naru, which roughly translates to “somehow, something will become of it.” For many, nankuru naisa represents the easy-going, happy go-lucky islander lifestyle that has come to dominate depictions of Loochoo and its people. However, a deeper examination of the phrase, its original context, and the history of Shimanchu shifts the meaning of nankuru naisa from an expression of passive resignation, to one of deep conviction and fortitude to stand up and persevere against daunting or even impossible odds. For our very first virtual summit, we will hear stories of those who have chosen to take a stand in what they believe in and challenge our worldwide participants to find empowerment and hope in our culture and identity.”

Source: https://loochooidentity.org/

To register, please visit https://loochooidentity.org/, and click the “Attend” from the navigational bar on the top.

LooChoo Identity Summit 2021 homepage

“No fee will be assessed – it’s free!

The Summit events will begin at 1:00 pm (Hawaii time) to accommodate our viewers in Okinawa and projected to conclude by 6:00pm.

Registration is limited to 200 participants. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure access to this webcast event on the ZOOM platform.”

Source: https://loochooidentity.org/register/