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Okinawan Studies: Home

This guide to introduce you to resources on Okinawa and Ryukyu.

Welcome / Mensōre / めんそーれ / Aloha

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(Shuri Castle / 首里城正殿)

 

Okinawan Studies Library Guide (LibGuides) has been developed to support your research on Okinawa &  Ryukyus / 沖縄・琉球 at the UHM Library. Sources with "UHM Only" notation means that you  need to log in the UHM Library system with your UHM username and password to use the sources. Hope you will find the information of a wide range of resources on Okinawa/Ryukyus helpful.

To use the Okinawa Special Collection, please make an appointment with Okinawa Studies Librarian by email. At least 2 week advance notice is needed.

閉架資料の利用・閲覧かたは、ご利用希望日の2週間前までに沖縄研究司書に面会の予約をいれてくださるようお願い申し上げます。お手数をおかけしますが、ご協力お願い申し上げます。

Quick Links

Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog
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 OneSearch Mānoa 
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Japan Studies LibGuides
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Okinawa Collection (Blog) 
Okinawa Collection Blog

UHM Library Okinawa Collection
:
As of July 12, 2017 (HST), the site is under construction (unavailable).
New site will be announced soon.
 
Okinawa Special Collection
 
UHM Center for Japan Studies (CJS)
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UHM Center for Okinawan Studies (COS)
Center for Okinawan Studies
 
COS Newsletter (Spring 2018, Vol. 1) (PDF)
COS Newsletter (Summer 2018, Vol. 2) (PDF)

Scholarships & Conferences

AAS 2019 Annual Conference 

March 21-24, 2019 in Denver, CO

Registration & Housing now open! 

http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-Annual-Conference/Conference-Menu/Home-Cover


Okinawa Essay Contest

The Okinawa Prefectural Government and the George Washington University Okinawa Collection are sponsoring an essay contest to foster the study of U.S. military base issues in Okinawa and research on Okinawan culture, economics, history, politics, and society. The information is available at http://www.okinawa-conference.com/.


The New Titles (recently cataloged and added to the Collection) in August 2018: 

The list in PDF: (look for August 2018 on the landed page)

http://go.hawaii.edu/INf

Library Guides (LibGuides) to Japanese & Okinawan research

Japan Studies Collection
Resource guide to start your research on Japan

Japan Studies E-Resources
List of e-resources relevant to Japan studies and useful information for successful ILL/DD

DVD title index of the Uchinanchu Worldwide TV series
See each episode title of the 206 Uchinanchu Worldwide TV programs

What's New

Okinawa Collection Starts Tweeting! 

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The Okinawa Collection at the UH Mānoa started tweeting. Its username is @UHMLibOkinawa. Check it out by visiting https://twitter.com/UHMLibOkinawa.


2018 Hamilton Library Hours for Fall Semester

See Library Website for details at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/library/about/visiting-the-library/hours/


Holidays in November 2018

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library will be closed on the following day in November:

  • Thursday, November 22

Hawai'i & Pacific Collection Hours from 8/20/2018 to 12/14/2018 (Now open on Sundays)

  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

https://guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiianpacific


Hawai'i State Holidays

The Library will be closed to observe the State and Federal Holidays. Before you visit the Library, please check the calendar the Hawai'i State holidays below. 

http://dhrd.hawaii.gov/state-observed-holidays/ (from State of Hawai'i Department of Human Resources Development site)

FAQs

Where is your collection located?

The general materials are integrated into the East (Japanese language) and Asia (English & other western languages) Collections of Hamilton Library on the 3rd and 4th floors.  Hamilton Library's floor plans are available here. Asia Reference Desk is located on the 4th floor. Please use the Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog to identify the resources you need.  Okinawa Collection is not separate from other collections (such as Chinese, Korean, etc.), and Okinawa related resources are arranged with other Asian countries' materials. Okinawa Special Collection only is shelved in a closed room, and its resources are available by appointment only (with at least 2 weeks in advance notice).
 
When are you open?

General collection is open during the Library hours.  Special collections are open by appointment.
 
I heard you have special collections.  What are they?  How can I access?

The Okinawa Collection holds the following special collections housed in the Asia Special Collections room.  All the items are not circulating.  The Okinawa Collection staff retrieves materials prior to your visit.  Please read the access policy to make an appointment in advance. Please make an appointment with Okinawa Studies Librarian before you visit to Hawai'i. 
  • Hawaii Karate Museum Collection / 布哇空手博物館コレクション: over 200 materials on Karate and martial arts collected by the Hawaii Karate Museum
  • Sakamaki/Hawley Collection / サカマキ・宝玲コレクション: over 2,000 items on Ryukyu and Okinawa collected by Shunzo Sakamaki and Frank Hawley. Please note: Most items were digitized and available for viewing at the University of the Ryukyus Library. As of December 2017, the digitized items and the items with color paintings were not available for showing. Please consult Okinawa Collection Librarian for more details. 
 

Okinawa Studies Librarian

Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子's picture
Sachiko Iwabuchi 岩渕祥子
Contact:
Asia Collection Department
University of Hawai'i
at Mānoa Library
Room 402
sachiko.iwabuchi [at] hawaii.edu
(808) 956-2311
Website
Subjects:Okinawa

Asia Collection

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Asia Collection
Reference Desk Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00-4:00
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
(All library hours)

Email Reference

asiaref@hawaii.edu
Telephone Reference (Asia-related questions only)

956-8116 Monday - Friday 10:00am-4:00pm