Constructing "Japanese Identity" Among Okinawan Students

November 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore 319 Add to Calendar

"Constructing 'Japanese Identity' Among Okinawan Students: A Preliminary Study, by Kazufumi Taira. This is a preliminary examination of how Nihonjinron discourse (i.e., discussions and theories about “Japanese-ness”) may be embedded in textbook course materials. Using a multi-method study strategy, reviewing a sample of textbooks as well as interviews with a small sample of educators in Okinawa, this study discusses how access to Okinawan perspectives may be limited or suppressed.

Kazufumi Taira is a PhD. Candidate in Educational Psychology and Certificate Program in Cultural Studies.

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Center for Okinawan studies, Mānoa Campus

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