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The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Steve Rabson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The experiences of Okinawans in mainland Japan, like those of migrant minorities elsewhere, derive from a legacy of colonialism, war, and alien rule. Okinawans have long coped with a society in which ... More


Afterword: Traces of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author summarizes Ryukyu’s historical position in East Asia, noting how its own changes reflected the broader changes East Asian was going through. He argues that, though part of Japan today, ... More


Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Taku Suzuki

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is a study of an Okinawan diasporic community in South America and Japan. Under extraordinary conditions throughout the twentieth century, Okinawans left their homeland and created various ... More


Modern Okinawan Transnationality: Colonialism, Diaspora, and “Return”

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the modern history of the Okinawan diaspora in three sections: (i) the history of Okinawan immigration to Bolivia in the prewar and postwar periods; (ii) the foundation and ... More


Being Okinawan in Japan Today (1972–)

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Okinawa and its relations with mainland Japan during the postwar years up to the present. The end of American military occupation marking the first Reversion Day in 1972, at a ... More


Colonial Labor: The Disciplinary Power of Ethnicity

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores issues of ethnicity, status, and citizenship in Japan's textile factories. Beginning in 1920, a number of mills began to employ increasingly large numbers of Korean and Okinawan ... More


The Okinawans

Ryokichi Higashionna, Gilbert Ikehara, and Leslie Matsukawa

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter features the lives of Okinawans in Hawaiʻi. Though the evolution of the Okinawan people of Hawaiʻi has occurred, there is evidence of the persistence of possibly hardwired biological ... More


Multiraciality and Migration: Mixed-Race American Okinawans, 1945–1972

Lily Anne Yumi Welty

in Global Mixed Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770733
eISBN:
9780814770474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770733.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the multiracial American Japanese who grew up in Okinawa and the U.S. during the post-World War II period through to the 1970s. Multiracial Okinawans did not fit into the ... More


Introduction: Racializing Culture and Class in a Transnational Field

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines the racialized belongings of Okinawan-Bolivians in a transnational context. It considers multiple ... More


The Making of Patrones Japonesas and Dekasegi Migrants

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the visible signs of Okinawan-Bolivians' economic and social status in Colonia Okinawa and Tsurumi. It focuses on the labor market and the workplace as “critical sites” of ... More


From Patrón to Nikkei-Jin Rōdōsha : Class Transformations

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the experiences of Okinawan-Bolivian dekasegi migrants in Japan, most of whom were Nisei children of affluent Issei farm owners in Colonia Okinawa. It outlines the labor market ... More


Educating “Good” Nikkei and Okinawan Subjects

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on educational institutions that actively sought to foster Okinawan-Bolivians as culturally hybrid subjects by infusing them with objectified and naturalized cultures. ... More


Gendering Transnationality: Marriage, Family, and Dekasgi

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to gender and family relationships among Okinawan-Bolivians, which often underwent drastic transformations during their migrations between Colonia Okinawa and urban Japan. In ... More


Conclusion: Embodiment of Local Belonging

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter draws together the data on Okinawan-Bolivians' contradictory subject positions in Bolivia and Japan in order to theorize the meaning of racialization in a transnational ... More


Introduction

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter presents a historical background of Okinawa's past in order to reveal the underlying tensions between the prefecture and mainland Japan. Like minorities elsewhere, Okinawans ... More


The Minority Experience in Japan: A Comparative Perspective

Steve Rabson

in The Okinawan Diaspora in Japan: Crossing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835347
eISBN:
9780824871772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835347.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the minority experience in Japan as a whole, by putting the Okinawan experience of minority in comparison with that of other such marginalized groups in the country, such as the ... More


Exchange Networks and the Lure of Tropical Shells

Richard Pearson

in Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the development of exchange systems in the Amami and Okinawa Islands. Kinoshita Naoko proposed four stages—Yayoi Period, Kofun Period, the seventh to ninth centuries AD, and ... More


History/Fiction/Identity: Ōshiro Tatsuhiro and the Uncanny

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores a long historical novel that depicts the noro, female shamans who played an important role in the establishment of the independent Ryükyü kingdom in the fifteenth century. The ... More


From Demilitarization to Remilitarization: External and Internal Pressures on Japanese Security Policy

Glenn D. Hook

in Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037894
eISBN:
9780252095153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037894.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the transition from demilitarization to remilitarization following Japan's defeat in war and foreign occupation from 1945 to 1952. It focuses on the external and internal ... More


Love! Spam: Food, Military, and Empire in Post–World War II Okinawa

Mire Koikari

in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190240400
eISBN:
9780190240448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190240400.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History, Cultural History

This chapter narrates the tale of Okinawan identity through an unusual medium, Spam, the gelatinous pink lunchmeat that accompanied the American military in its imperialist expansion across the ... More


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