The Okinawa Prefectural Government and the George Washington University Libraries Okinawa Collection will hold an awards ceremony to recognize the 3 winners of the Okinawa Essay Contest. Each of the winners will provide a brief presentation on their essays.
The 3 winning essays were:
1st Place: “Passively Passing: Exploring Okinawan identity in the work of Yamanokuchi Baku” by Hilson Reidpath, PhD Student in Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
2nd Place: “Contesting Japanese Post-War Memory in Modern Okinawan Literature” by Christine Mari Inzer, Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies: Asia, University of Richmond
3rd Place: “The Okinawan Amerasian Identity—A Vanguard for Japanese Multinationals” by Nina Udagawa, Sophomore, major in International Affairs, George Washington University
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