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Okinawa Studies Research Guide: Okinawa Reversion

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

Primary Resources in Japan

Okinawa Prefectural Governmental Resources

Outside Okinawa

Databases for Photography

USCAR 20th Anniversary

Photo: High Commissioner James Lampert making a speech at USCAR 20th Anniversary event ( 沖縄県公文書館所蔵 | Okinawa Prefectural Archives Collection)

Related Books in the Gelman Library (Japanese)

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Related Books in the Gelman Library (English)

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Recent Acquisitions on the Okinawa Reversion

Check the Okinawa Collection Recent Acquisitions page on Okinawa Reversion.

snapshot of the Okinawa Collection Recent Acquisition page

Primary Resources in the United States

Media Footage

Other Open-Access Resources

Online Webinars

The Humanities Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Japan Circa 1972: Setting The Stage For Reversion" (December 17, 2021)


Okinawa Memory Initiative, University of California, Santa Cruz

Mobilizing the Reversion: A Geo-Political Perspective” (March 4, 2022)


新外交イニシアティブ (New Diplomacy Initiative) Event

"沖縄返還当事者が見る今 ―47年ぶりの訪沖を振り返って― (The Reversion of Okinawa: Reflections on the First Visit to Okinawa in 47 Years)" by Morton Halperin, former U.S. National Security Council (NSC) staff member (Lecture in English with Japanese interpretation)

 

沖縄タイムス公式動画チャンネル 木村草太氏講演会「沖縄日本復帰50年~沖縄と憲法」

Open-Access Japanese Institution Repositories

News Coverage

Open-access Online Newspapers on Okinawa Reversion (GW login NOT required)
Japanese Newspaper Databases (GW login required)
Historical US Newspaper Databases (GW login required)
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