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21st World Uchinanchu Business (WUB) Network Association Conference: Home

This guide includes the conference schedule and the papers presented at the conference.


Title: The WUB 20th Anniversary Celebration and 21st WUB Network Conference

Date: September 1, 2017

Location: the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall, part of the East-West Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii​

Speakers and Papers

Session Title:

Uchinanchu Diaspora Library Symposium: "The Library is the Heart of Okinawa."


Kyoko Hijirida--Professor Emeritus Japanese and Uchinaguchi Language, University of Hawai'i

Panelists and Presentation Titles:

Hiroaki HARA(原裕昭)--Okinawa Prefectural Library / 沖縄県立図書館

Masayuki DANA(田名真之)--Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum / 沖縄県立博物館・美術館
An overview of the lineage approved by the Ryukyu Kingdom & the current collecting effort of lineage documents.

Shinji YONAMINE--Associação Okinawa Kenjin do Brasil and WUB Brazil
Uchinachu in Brazil

Sumiko OGAWA(小川寿美子)--Meio University Librarian / 名桜大学
Meio University Library Diaspora Project - planning for the renovated library.

Chinatsu TOMITA(冨田千夏)--University of the Ryukyus Library / 琉球大学附属図書館
Materials about Uchinanchu Diaspora owned by University of the Ryukyus Library.

Munehiro MACHIDA(町田宗博)--University of the Ryukyus / 琉球大学
Let's centralize Uchinanchu ancestor data in a "Worldwide Uchinanchu Center": A place to collect and utilize Uchinanchu ancestor and Immigration records. 

Sachiko IWABUCHI(岩渕祥子)--University of Hawai'i Library
Okinawan resources housed at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa


The entire conference program is part of the Library's collection. As of December 21, 2019, the item is still in processing. The item will become available in the Hawai'i Collection.

WUB 20th Anniversary Celebration and 21st WUB Network Conference : Working the Net Together / Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Network.
Honolulu, Hawaii : WUB Network, 2017.
34 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"Hawaii 2017."
English and some Japanese.


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About WUB

"Worldwide Uchinanchu Business Association–International grew out of a conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 1-3, 1997, with delegates attending from Okinawa, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Philippines and Japan.

WUB International’s multi-lingual format (English, Japanese, Portugese and Spanish) makes it possible for Uchinanchu businesspeople to contact each other easily. It is hoped that this will lead to the exchange of goods andservices among members.

WUB Hawaii meets in Honolulu monthly.  The meetings are often attended by visiting members of other WUB chapters.  Guest speakers from local businesses and city and state government are invited to share their insights on a variety of issues."  


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