December 19, 2018

LooChoo Identity Summit 2019

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Ukwanshin Kabudan, a non-profit, Ryukyu performing arts troupe based in Honolulu, has announced that the registration for the 5th LooChoo Identity Summit is now open. This year the LooChoo Identity Summit (previously called Conference) will be held at Hale Ākoakoa on the campus of Windward Community College in Honolulu, HI.

What is LooChoo and what is LooChoo Identity Summit?

5th LooChoo Identity Summit

According to the organizer, the LooChoo Identity Summit is:

“… a three-day gathering that brings people of Ryukyuan descent and Ryukyuan enthusiasts together to ponder and discuss various themes relating to Ryukyuan identity and indigeneity. Over the course of a weekend, we do a variety of lectures, performances, small-group discussions, and large-group sharing to guide participants through a process of critically thinking about their identity and/or their roles within the ethnic community both locally and abroad. While we call it a ‘summit’ – for lack of a better English term – we do not aim to come to a general consensus or resolution, but instead, aim to have individuals walk away with their own personal affirmations that will hopefully spark actions, big and small, to perpetuate understanding and appreciation of our Ryukyuan heritage.”


The registration and summit’s schedule are available on the following pages.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer.

January 31, 2017

2017 Loo Choo Identity Conference

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2017 Loo Choo Identity Conference at Windward Community College, Hale ‘Ākoakoa

2017 Loo Choo Identity Conference Poster

Here is a video from the last year’s (2016) Loo Choo Identity Conference.

Pre-registration is now OPEN for the 2017 LooChoo Identity Conference to be held at Windward Community College, Hale Ākoakoa, from March 17-19.
Pre-registration will close on February 17, or when spaces are filled.

Please refer to the link below for registration. If you have any questions, please email us at, or you may call 808-292-8862 and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Link to 2017 LIC registration:

November 30, 2016

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: