Shisa Statues Installation Ceremony & Reception

Photo of President Teruo Iwamasa and Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw; photo courtesy of Ms. Tokiko Bazzell

On June 29, the UHM Chancellor’s office, the UHM Library, COS, and CJS held an installation ceremony and reception for the newly installed shisa statues donated by the University of the Ryukyus. More than sixty community members, faculty, and students came [...]

Shīsā Statue Installation Ceremony

Date: Friday, June 29

Time: 4:00-4:15 pm

Location: In between Hamilton Library and Paradise Palms Café on Maile Way at UHM

Commemorating the establishment of the Center for Okinawan Studies at UHM, the University of the Ryukyus is donating an original pair of shīsā (lion-dog) statues to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. A traditional [...]

Former adviser to COS receives Japanese government award

We are pleased to announce that former Senior Adviser to the Center for Okinawan Studies, Mr. Robert Nakasone, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Japanese government in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United [...]

New Upcoming Course: ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora

A brand new course is being offered by the UHM Department of Anthropology during the Fall 2012 semester.  ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora will be taught by Dr. Christine Yano.

Here’s an excerpt from the course description:

Anth 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora (Writing intensive)

Okinawa constitutes a separate but related culture and history [...]