Tag: okinawa

Giving Day 2022

In the summer of 2022, OMI launched its inaugural OMI Scholars Program, to support paid summer internship opportunities for undergraduates.  In partnership with the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena, California, thirteen OMI Scholars worked to digitize an extensive collection of photographs, conduct oral history interviews, and produce digital media content of our process.  90%…
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Mobilizing the Reversion: A Geo-Political Perspective

Yoshikuni Igarashi will discuss contents of his recent book, Japan, 1972: Visions of Masculinity in an Age of Mass Consumerism in conversation with…

OMI Oral History Collection Guide

OMI Archive/Oral History Collection Guide Overview History Organization Usage and Permissions Overview Title: OMI Oral History Collection Location: OMI Collections Collection Number: _________ Creator: Various Etc… History OMI has its roots in the field of oral history. Organization SERIES I SERIES I.A SERIES II SERIES III Usage and Permissions etc… Insert a description here and…
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The Koza Uprising

The Koza Riot/Uprising took place in the early morning hours of December 20, 1970. Koza was a bustling entertainment and shopping district just outside Gate 2 of Kadena Air Base, the largest Air Base in Asia. An American serviceman driving drunk hit an Okinawan man, also intoxicated, who was crossing the street. The Okinawan was…
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Revisiting The Koza Uprising in Global Perspectives • オンラインセミナー「コザ騒動を世界の視点で」

Event Recap Thank you to everyone who participated in our event: Revisiting the Koza Uprising in Global Perspectives / オンラインセミナー「コザ騒動を世界の視点で」! The event was a huge success and we’re looking forward to possible future conversations. For everyone that was not able to make it to the event, or those who would like to look back on…
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Eisa: Drumming, Dancing and Memory

With the beginning of the 2020 – 2021 school term on the near horizon and our previous Community Conversation event in our memories, the OMI team is delighted to announce our next program!   On Friday, September 25th at 5pm (PST), Professor Chris Nelson (UNC Chapel Hill) will be joining us to discuss Eisa, Obon,…
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Photographic Memory

On the heels of a very successful Zoom chat with writer Akemi Johnson, the team at the Okinawa Memories Initiative is excited to kick off a monthly Community Conversation Series.

Book Talk: Akemi Johnson

Last month, the Okinawa Memories Initiative team invited writer Akemi Johnson to discuss her latest book, ‘Night in the American Village’