Robert (Bob) Nakasone, Special Coordinator at the EWC, Senior Advisor for the Center for Okinawan Studies and longtime friend of the Center for Japanese Studies, was recently honored by the Okinawa Times as a recipient of the newspaper’s annual merit award. Mr. Nakasone was one of five individual awardees at the July 1, reception, held in a ballroom at the Naha Terrace Hotel. He was awarded a letter of gratitude “for constructing a network of Okinawans abroad that supports internationalization.” (Okinawa Times, July 2).
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Robert Nakasone (top left) with the other honorees at the Okinawa Times awards ceremony. Photo from the Okinawa Times website: (http://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/article_photo/11325/).