Constancy & Change: The Movement to Demilitarize Okinawa - from the 1950s to the 21st Century

Center for Okinawan Studies Lecture Series

"Constancy & Change: The Movement to Demilitarize Okinawa - from
the 1950s to the 21st Century"

Two doctoral students at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa will make presentations on sixty-five years of diverse resistance by the movement to demilitarize Okinawa.

Mami Hayashi's presentation, "Military Bases in Okinawa: A Pressure for Migration," covers the contrast between pre-war and postwar emigration and how a desire to defuse domestic dissent led the pre-Reversion U.S. military and the U.S.-controlled Ryukyu Government to encourage migration from

Rinda Yamashiro's presentation, "Women's Rights Perspective: A New Direction in the Anti-U.S. Base Movement in Okinawa," draws on empirical research to articulate how the contemporary Okinawan women have engaged in resistance against U.S. military bases.

Mami Hayashi (Ph.D. Student, American Studies)
Rinda Yamashiro (Ph.D. Student, Sociology)
Vincent Pollard (Lecturer, Asian Studies)
Vincent Pollard teaches in the Asian Studies Program and conducts research on anti-bases movements.

January 21, 2010 (Thursday)

3:00-4:30 pm

Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Center for Okinawan Studies, tel. 956-0902 /
For disability access, please contact the Center for Okinawan Studies.
University of Hawai'i at M?noa
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution

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