Tag Archives: Okinawa

Resource: U. Hawaiʻi / U. Ryukyus Digital Archives

For the next (and tentatively last) installment of my posts on Okinawa/Ryukyu-related resources, I would like to introduce the Ryukyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives. A joint venture between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of the Ryukyus … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Roman Coins Found in Ryukyu Castle

For our archeology and history enthusiasts: Okinawa was a historical trade hub, and recently ten ancient coins, including several from the Roman and Ottoman empires, were excavated in Katsuren Castle, Uruma, Okinawa. “We don’t think that there is a direct link … Continue reading

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Resource: Okinawa Hai!

Okinawa Hai! is one of a series of websites aimed, primarily, at helping US military families settle in, find their way around, and otherwise make the most of life in Okinawa, Germany, Korea, or Turkey, with the tagline “Helping you … Continue reading

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Okinawa Resources: Watanabe Miki personal website

21Watanabe Miki 渡辺美季, a professor at the University of Tokyo, is easily one of the leading up-and-coming scholars of Ryukyuan history. Her 2012 book Kinsei Ryūkyū to Chūnichi kankei (近世琉球と中日関係; my rough translation: “Early Modern Ryukyu and its relations with … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Bugei

Header banner from Ryukyu-bugei.com. Copyright Andreas Quast. Yiftach Raphael Govreen (PhD candidate, Hebrew University) was kind enough to introduce me today to the website of Andreas Quast, ryukyu-bugei.com/. Quast is a Dusseldorf-based martial artist with some 20+ years of experience, … Continue reading

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Resource: Ryukyu Language Dictionaries

The Ryukyu-go onsei database 琉球語音声データベース, produced by the Okinawa Center of Language Study at the University of the Ryukyus, is easily one of the better online Japanese-Ryukyuan language dictionaries. The site contains not only listings for the Shuri-Naha dialect – … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa

Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa Editors: Steve Rabson and Davinder Bhowmik 336pp. March 2016 Cloth – Price: $65.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3979-6 Paper – Price: $28.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3980-2 Via University of Hawai’i Press: Literature is an important vehicle to further … Continue reading

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