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Okinawa Collection

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Welcome to the George Washington University Okinawa Collection.

GW Okinawa Collection builds on the existing collection in the the Japan Resource Center and features scholarly materials that explore Okinawa from the past to the present from multiple perspectives. Established in June 2015, the Okinawa Collection is a collaboration between the Okinawa Prefectural Government and GW Gelman Library. The Okinawa Collection focuses on US-Japan politics and policy, economics, and Okinawan culture including: literature, language and arts, plus the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom. 

Okinawa Collection Update

November 30 New! Okinawan literatures attracted GW students and faculty at GRC's International Collection Showstoppers!
November 17 New! Generous donation of materials from International Institute of Okinawan Studies, Univ. of the Ryukyus.
November 15 New acquisitions on the Ryukyuan language & Premodern Japanese.
November 5 GW Textile Museum opens Bingata! Only in Okinawa exhibition.
September 27 GW International students visited Okinawa Collection during International Coffee Hour
September 1 Mrs. Mieko Maeshiro from Okinawa Kai in town visited Okinawa Collection for donation. See our Facebook.









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