This access procedure applies to the Okinawa Special Collections:
Sakamaki/Hawley Collection, Hawaii Karate Collection and others.
These collections are closed, meaning they are available for study but cannot be checked out. Access is available only to scholars conducting significant research. Because many items have not been cataloged, arrangements for the retrieval of requested materials must be made well in advance. Please discuss your research needs with the Japan Specialist Librarian. Because of the rare and fragile nature of the collections, please be aware of the following library procedures:
1. Submit your request for materials to the Japan Specialist Librarian via email or mail prior to your visit to the Library. Please allow at least two (2) weeks advance notice and include your name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information.
[Application Form (PDF file)]
2. If your research does not require viewing of original materials, microfilms or photocopies will be provided instead, whenever available.
3. You may request more than one item to be viewed, however, you can view only three (3) items at any one time.
4. If you are to come as part of a group, please limit the number in the group to a maximum of three (3) members and include each individual's name, affiliation, and contact information with your initial request.
5. Use of the materials is monitored by Library staff.
6. You must wash your hands before handling the materials.
7. Inside the viewing room, only pencils and/or laptop computers are permitted. Ballpoint pens, fountain pens, mechanical pencils, and other kinds of writing utensils are prohibited.
8. Photocopying, photographing and digitizing of materials are not permitted. Special exceptions may be made at the Library's discretion.
[Duplication Consent Form (PDF file)]
[Reproduction Consent Form (PDF file)]
9. Smoking, drinking, and eating are not permitted in the Library.
10. Publications quoting from or referring to portions of the collections are required to properly acknowledge the source as "Sakamak/ Hawley Collection or Hawaii Karate Collection". Please notify us should you have your work published.
Thank you for your interest in the Japan Special Collections, as well as for your understanding and cooperation.