MANOA on Facebook
Just launched, this site was developed to assist scholarly research on
Okinawa/Ryukyu and provide access to resources in the UHM Library
Okinawa Collection. More texts and digital images will be gradually added.
An excellent site for an introduction to Okinawa. View and download This Is Okinawa, a beautifully illustrated brochure.
Wonder Okinawa (digital archives)
Difficult to navigate at first, but rich with content on Okinawa’s nature, climate, entertainment, nightlife, and much more.
Dancing Fools – Hawaii Okinawa Bon Dance
“We’re fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.” – Japanese Proverb
Watch videos and browse photos from past bon dances, and learn Okinawan bon dances with practice videos.
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
RMD Hawaii is a Daiko culture club chapter of RMD, a worldwide organization with chapters throughout Okinawa, Japan, Latin America, and the United States.
Young Okinawans of Hawaii
YOH is a club that welcomes everyone: Being Okinawan is not a requirement;
as long as you love andagi, you are welcome.
Karakui – an Okinawan Pop Culture Blog
Information about Okinawan pop culture, celebrities, music, films, and more. Includes new music videos and links to other sites of interest.
All Things Okinawan – blog
A social networking site created by Shari Tamashiro,
self-described cybrarian, geek, and Uchinanchu.
The Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association-International
grew out of a conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The association’s multi-lingual format makes it possible
for Uchinanchu business people to contact each other easily.
Discover Nikkei (Japanese Migrants and Their Descendants)
Interactive database, forum, and resource center,
promoting cross-cultural understanding while debating and
probing the question of “What does it mean to be Nikkei?”
About the Okinawa Association of America
Shingi Kuniyoshi’s brief history of the Okinawa Association of America, Inc. for Discover Nikkei.
Meeting Cubanchu “Cousins”
Lesley Chinen tells how worldwide Uchinanchu join Cuba’s Okinawans in celebrating their centennial.
Aman Nagamiyura: Uchinanchu Diaspora Blues
Wesley Ueunten presents a summary of “Okinawans and Their Global Networks” at the Japanese American National Museum on March 1, 2008.
The Okinawan Wives Club
Bobby Okinaka introduces a community of women, originally from Okinawa, but now living in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Videos about the Ryukyu Kimono on YouTube:
A feature article in Malamalama about
the first center in the U.S. to focus on studies related to the Ryukyu islands.
A brief article in Ka Leo, the UH Manoa student newspaper,
about Okinawan cultural revival.