March 14, 2018

STEM Education and Research in Okinawa and Hawaii

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The World Uchinanchu Business Association (WUB) Hawai‘i and the East-West Center, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa are going to host a panel discussion on “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education and Research in Okinawa and Hawai‘i: Views from the Cutting Edge” in later this month.

STEM Panel Flyer

RSVP by March 16 by phone or email:

  • Phone: 808-944-7111
  • EWCInfo@EastWestCenter@org

August 1, 2017

Public Lecture by Prof. Masayuki Dana on kafu

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A public Lecture by Prof. Masayuki Dana on kafu–an overview of Okinawan genealogy and examination of the Uchima Family lineage documents housed in the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Room 301 in Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Prof. Masayuki Dana is a former professor at Okinawa International University, and an expert on Ryukyuan history, especially kafu, Okinawan genealogy. He will explains the characteristics of Okinawan kafu (lineage documents), and history of kafu in the Ryukyu Kingdom. Prof. Dana also shows the connection between the Uchima family’s kafu and the development of kafu creation in the history of the Ryukyus.

  • Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Time: 2- 3PM
  • Location: Room 301, Hamilton Library
  • Free admission, no registration is required
  • Open to the public

Lecture will be delivered in Japanese. Translation will be provided.

Those who plan to attend the lecture, please note that Hamilton Library does not allow to bring beverages and food inside the library. However, beverages with a cap/lid (such as bottled water, travel mug with a lid) are allowed to bring in.

The information for visitor parking is available here.

Visitors parking on Upper Campus between 6:30 am and 4:00 pm must park in the green Pay-to-Park stalls. Payment is made at the automated Pay Stations located near the stalls in each lot. These Pay Stations accept credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) and cash (quarters, dollar coins, $1, $5, and $10 bills – exact change only). No refunds are issued for these machines. Pre-paid parking may be purchased at $2.00 per half-hour increments; however, in an effort to create more available spaces, parking is limited to a 3-hour maximum before 4:00 pm on weekdays.

While parked, please display on the dashboard of your vehicle the permit ticket issued from the Pay Station. Make sure the expiration time is visible through the windshield.

The purchase of a Pay-to-Park daily visitor permit from an automated Pay Station will allow parking and re-entry into any visitor lot on campus for the entire unexpired time.

The above info can be found at

Phone: 808-956-8899 Email: parking [at] (please replace [at] with @).

The information for ADA compliant parking is available here.

The ADA stalls and Van accessible Stalls are shown here on the map (PDF).

This event is made possible by support from Ms. Donna Nakamura and the Uchima family members and supporters.

March 2, 2017

Call for Papers: “Constructing Masculinities” Issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives

Filed under: announcement — Tags: — okinawacollection @ 7:00 AM

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for the fall 2017 issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives.

Please visit the site below for more information on submitting the paper.

Call for Papers: “Constructing Masculinities” Issue of Asia Pacific Perspectives

Here is a link to the journal.


February 14, 2017

Call for Papers: Japanese Diaspora Initiative Workshop

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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University is calling for papers for the first Japanese Diaspora Initiative (JDI) Workshop (scheduled for 3 days from November 13-15, 2017) at Stanford.

The details of the workshop and the application can be found below.

The application deadline is August 21, 2017.

Workshop announcement by the Japanese Diaspora Initiative at Stanford University

Also, JDI has launched an online project titled the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection / 邦字新聞デジタル・コレクション. The Collection currently includes, “14 newspapers published in Hawaii and North America. Most publications present a mix of content in the Japanese and English languages, with formats and proportionality of Japanese/English often changing as a reflection of shifting business and social circumstances.”

Some titles (marked with ♦ and in blue) are “restricted to members with a Stanford email address, or accessing this site from a Stanford University server.”

Browse by title

  • Dōhō / 同胞, (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hawaii Herald, (Honolulu, HI) ♦
  • Hawaii Hōchi / ハワイ報知 [The Hawaii Hochi], (Honolulu, HI) ♦
  • Hawaii Shokumin Shinbun / 布哇植民新聞 [The Hawaii Shokumin Shinbun], (Hilo, HI)
  • Hawaii Times / 布哇タイムス, (Honolulu, HI)
  • Hokubei Jiji / 北米時事 [The North American Times], (Seattle, WA) ♦
  • Nichibei Shinbun / 日米新聞 [The Japanese-American News], (San Francisco, CA) ♦
  • Nippu Jiji / 日布時事 [The Nippu Jiji], (Honolulu, HI)
  • Rafu Shinpō / 羅府新報 [The Rafu Shimpo], (Los Angeles, CA) ♦
  • Shin Sekai Asahi Shinbun / 新世界朝日新聞 [The New World Sun], (San Francisco, CA)
  • Shin Sekai Nichi Nichi Shinbun / 新世界日日新聞 [The New World Daily News], (San Francisco, CA)
  • Shin Sekai / 新世界 [The New World], (San Francisco, CA)

December 31, 2016

Professor Yokoyama’s talk on Frank Hawley

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Professor Manabu Yokoyama talks on Frank Hawley at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan on January 25, 2017

Professor Manabu Yokoyama (横山 學), author of the book titled Shomotsu ni miserareta Eikokujin : Furanku Hōrē to Nihon bunka / 『書物に魅せられた英国人:フランク・ホーレーと日本文化』(Yoshikawa Kōbunkan, 2003), will talk on Frank Hawley at Waseda University.

 More information is available at:


Open to the public; free; no registration is required to attend.


UH Mānoa Library and the University of the Ryukyus Library have collaborated in digitizing Mr. Frank Hawley’s collection.  Hawley Collection is part of Sakamaki/Hawley (ホーレー or 宝玲) Collection.

December 8, 2016

Change in Printing in Hamilton Library

Filed under: announcement — okinawacollection @ 7:00 AM

OneCard will be used for printing in the Library starting in January 9, 2017

If you have a Library’s Copy/Print card, please use it before January 9, 2017.  The current Copy/Print card will no longer be supported after January.

Visitors: There will be 1 printer on the 1st floor with which you can pay in cash.

December 6, 2016

Okinawan Music Event at East West Center

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Music Performance: “Mimi-gusui: Life Sustenance through the Ears”

When: Dec 11 2016 – 2:00pm until Dec 11 2016 – 3:00pm
Where: East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road

What: This“Mimi-gusui: Life Sustenance through the Ears” talk story concert led by Norman Kaneshiro, Musical Director, Ukwanshin Kabudan Ryukyu Performing Arts Group is in conjunction with the gallery exhibition, Ayanuji 綾虹Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.


November 30, 2016

“Nabbie’s Love” will be played at the East West Center at UH Mānoa Campus

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The Japanese film titled Nabbie’s Love (ナビィの恋) will be played on Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 4 PM at the East West Center’s John A. Burns Hall (1601 East West Road, Honolulu, HI).

According to the East West Center, the film is about “life in a small Okinawan community depicted through the story of a local grandmother, her grandchildren, and a young Japanese visitor.”

Japanese with English subtitles, 92 minutes.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The showing is in conjunction with the gallery exhibition, Ayanuji (綾虹) Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present.

Here is a film’s trailer.

Please enjoy the exhibit at the Burns Hall before or after the film!

More events are coming till January 8, 2017.

Gallery Exhibition: AYANUJI Okinawa’s traditional culture: past & present

AAS in Toronto in March 2017

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AAS Annual Conference 2017

AAS Annual Conference 2017

The Association for Asian Studies’ annual conference will be held in March 2017 in Toronto, Canada!

There are some tables that discuss Okinawa.

I am looking forward to attending the sessions related to Okinawa!

Here is a link to the panels proposed:


September 22, 2016

Hello World, Haisai, and Aloha

Filed under: announcement — okinawacollection @ 7:50 PM

This is the first blog post that the Okinawa Collection at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) Library is publishes.

This is a place I, Okinawa Studies Librarian, plan to announce news articles that related to the library’s resources and finding tools built at other institutions but help Okinawa studies worldwide.

I will gradually add some links to the Special Collections under the Asia Department at UHM Library.

Stay tuned!