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Okinawan Studies: Peace Learning

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

Online Resources


Online Resources

Recommended Books

Printed Books


  • Okinawa: the Last Battle  (ENG version)
    This book was published by the US Center of Military History, U.S. Army in 2000. 


Resources Related to WWII

            Hiroshima Archive

            Nagasaki Archive

Peace Memorial Museums in Okinawa

  • Himeyuri Peace Museum / ひめゆり平和記念資料館  (ENG and JPN versions)
    During the battle of Okinawa, two girls' schools, 222 students and 18 teachers were mobilized to the Okinawa Army Field Hospital in Haebaru Town.  As a result, 136 of them lost their lives.  After the war, the group of students and teachers who were mobilized from the two girls' schools came to be called the "Himeyuri Student Corps."  On June 23, 1983, the Himeyuri Peace Museum was established by the Himeyuri alumnae.

Other Resources

Central Intelligence Agency, A master narratives approach to understanding base politics in Okinawa. January 5, 2012. (PDF)

Okinawa Studies Librarian

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

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