Date: 30 April 2017 (Sunday)
Time 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Place: Jikoen Hongwanji (1731 N. School St.)
From Surviving to Thriving
Sustaining Life past, present & future in Okinawa and Hawaii
Join in community conversation “yuntaku” sharing stories from the past, challenges today & hopes for the future.
For more info:
HOA (Hawai`i Okinawa Alliance)
Flag of the Ryukyus
Time Sunday 1:00 to 4:00
Location Shidler College, University of Hawaii at Manoa – Room A-101
Shidler College – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Map of Shidler College – Look for Building A in lower right
Japan Times by Mark Schilling (brief)
EMRO (Educational Media Reviews Online) – by Joseph Baumstarck (detailed)
Gov. Ige, Steve Sombrero, and Gov. Onaga
Gov. Daivd Ige, Steve Sombrero, and Gov. Takeshi Onaga
At the 2016 Taikai, WUB Network President Steve Sombrero found himself between Hawaii Governor, David Ige, and Okinawa Governor, Takeshi Onaga. This shows World Uchinanchu Business hard at work building networks around the world.
At our August 2016 meeting WUB Hawaii voted to endorse this event. Please support this worthwhile event. Mahalo!
Advanced tickets can be purchased at $15 by calling EM Hawaii at (808) 548-0396 or EMHawaii (deadline is October 8). Or thru Eventbrite.
Kakeru Miyagi praying for the soul of his former classmate, Rina Shimabukuro Source
Americans Show Solidarity With Okinawa
We are grieving with Okinawa. Source
The recent brutal murder of Rina Shimabukuro in April 2016 sparked widespread outrage and sadness in Okinawa, Japan, and the US. In memory of Rina Shimabukuro people all over have gathered for prayer and to express solidarity for peace. Americans have been outraged as well by the loss of a beautiful life.
Americans showing solidarity Source
This recent killing seems to be part of a larger pattern stemming from the heavy military presence on Okinawa island. The recent article by UPI noted:
Despite constituting 0.6 percent of Japanese territory, Okinawa has 74 percent of U.S. military facilities in Japan. U.S. forces first occupied the island in 1945 and it remained a U.S. base until 1972 when it was returned to Japan. [Emphases added]
WUB Hawaii together with the East-West Center is planning a symposium (Uchinanchu Talk Story VI) on the US military bases in Okinawa in July 2016. For more details please check the page “UTS VI“ which will post the latest information available.
Prof. Dennis Ogawa wearing the Order of the Rising Sun
Prof. Dennis M. Ogawa, long time WUB Hawaii member, was recently awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan. The ceremony took place at the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu.
The medal was bestowed on Prof. Ogawa in recognition of his contribution to the development of Japanese studies in the US and his promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the US.
For a more detailed article, please visit our new WUB website.
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Sunday
Lecture: “Contemporary Life in Okinawa”
By: Dr. Robert Walker
Location: Korean Studies Center – University of Hawaii at Manoa Google Map
LINK — liuchiuan.com
Begin (ビギン) is a popular Japanese three-man pop group from Ishigaki Island (石垣島), Okinawa, Japan. Their sound contains many elements of traditional Okinawan folk music, and prominently features the sanshin, an Okinawan three-stringed banjo. Perhaps their most famous song is Nada Sousou. Begin has had at least one song appear on the NHK program Minna no Uta. Source: Jpopasia.com
4th EISAA FESTIVAL
May 17, 2014 (Saturday) 6 pm to 9 pm
Kapiolani Community College – Great Lawn
Food sales start 4:30 pm
Event is free and open to the public