The Cocktail Party, a play by Oshiro Tatsuhiro

From left to right: Mr. Ryan Buyco (MA Asian studies student), Mr. Tatsuhiro Oshiro (Guest of honor and winner of the Akutagawa Prize in literature), and Professor Robert Huey (Director of Center for Japanese Studies) at a reception preceding The Cocktail Party, which was organized by the Center for Okinawan Studies

On October 27th, [...]

The 1st International Uchinanchu Ancestry Symposium

On October 15th, as part of the Fifth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in Okinawa, organizers held the “1st International Uchinanchu Ancestry Symposium” at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum.  The panelists were Tokiko Bazzell, Japan Studies Librarian in the UH Library, Professor Masayuki Dana of Okinawa International University, Masaaki Hokama, Chief Curator of [...]

UH President Greenwood in Okinawa, Day 3

President Greenwood, Governor Abercrombie, and Ryudai President Iwamasa at President Greenwood's honorary doctorate ceremony

The day opened with a visit to the University of the Ryukyus, where President Greenwood received an honorary doctorate.  To express UH’s gratitude to the University of the Ryukyus for their generous gift of two bronze shiisaa (which we hope [...]

UH President Greenwood in Okinawa, Day 2

UH delegation with Prefectural Museum staff; standing behind Ms. Tokiko Bazzell(pictured center) is Mr. Takumi Toma, who restored the Uchima book.

A full day, starting with a visit to the Okinawa Prefectural Museum to see the Uchima Family Lineage volume, donated to the UH Library by the Uchima family, and just restored by the [...]