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Okinawa Studies Research Guide: Diaspora

This guide to introduce you to resources on contemporary Okinawan issues.

Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival

Photo of Uchinanchu Festival in Osaka

For questions on Ucninanchu Festival-related information, please contact the International Exchange Division, Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Okinawa Prefectural Government (文化観光スポーツ部 交流推進課).

Collections on Okinawa Diaspora

Book cover of Okinawa municipalities history on diaspora

Primary Sources on Okinawa Diaspora

Please visit the Municipality History pages for more information.

Academic Journal Articles

Media Resources

Immigration Online Records

East Asia National Resource Center GWU

"Let's Talk East Asia" Series: A panel of experts to talk about the history and contemporary trends of transnational migration between East Asia and Latin America

Book Talk with Elizabeth Miki Brina

"Speak, Okinawa" by Miki Brina

Governmental・Municipal Open-Access Resources in Japan - Research Institutes, Groups and Organizations on Okinawan Immigrants


On Okinawan Immigrants

On Japanese Immigrants in General


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