Okinawa in Focus: Revisiting the Archipelago 50 Years After its Reversion to Japan

February 2022—January 2023

In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, Japan Society is engaging in a dynamic year-long exploration of the archipelago’s people, culture, history, and geopolitical significance.


Japan Society’s Okinawa in Focus programming will highlight diverse perspectives on Okinawa’s rich culture, through a series of compelling performances and presentations across various platforms, including dance, film, photography, video, lectures, and high-level thought leader panel discussions.


Stay tuned for more exciting events this fall!


Past

Online
Business and Policy Events
Live Webinar

The Okinawa & U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in Critical Times

June 8, 2022 7:00 pm

Films
Okinawa in Focus

Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections

May 13, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Kids & Family
Okinawa in Focus

Children’s Day: Kodomo no Hi

May 8, 2022 11:00 am

Online
Talks
Okinawa in Focus

Concrete Paradise: Okinawan Brutalist Architecture

March 30, 2022 7:00 pm

Kids & Family
Okinawa in Focus

Okinawan Dance Workshop for Families

March 20, 2022 10:30 am

Performances
Okinawa in Focus

Introduction to Okinawan Dance

March 19, 2022 11:00 am

Performances
Okinawa in Focus

Waves Across Time: Traditional Dance and Music of Okinawa

March 18, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Online
Business and Policy Events
Okinawa in Focus

Climate Change & the Blue Economy: Diving into Okinawa’s Waters

February 1, 2022 7:00 pm

Online
Business and Policy Events
Okinawa in Focus

Adjusting to the New Normal: COVID-19 & Mental Health

October 20, 2021 7:00 pm

More on Okinawa

Videos

Uki Uki Chat! - Okinawan Language

Videos

Explore Okinawa: Art, Culture and Cuisine from the Ryukyu Islands

Videos

Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate

Photos: © Bruno Cordioli / Flickr (top); Map of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa Prefectural Library (bottom).


Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Shiseido Americas and The Ford Foundation.

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