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Does anybody know or know of a sanxian / 三弦 musician in the Los Angeles area?

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The Okinawa Association of America (OAA)'s Bunka-bu (Culture Committee) presents ヌチドゥタカラ • 命こそ宝 • Life is a TreasureNEXT TUESDAY • August 26, 2014 • 7:00 PMOkinawa Association of America, Room 10316500 South Western Avenue, GardenaThe OAA will be hosting a special guest from Japan, Reverend Megumi Enomoto, who will be speaking about the 20 years he spent in Iejima, Okinawa. The Okinawan phrases "nuchi du takara (life is our treasure)" and "ichariba choodee (once we meet, we’re family)" will be prominent themes in his talk.The title of his presentation is “Kyoto’s Bubu-zuke and Okinawa’s Ichariba-choodee,” contrasting the attitudes of Uchinaanchu (the Okinawan people) and Japan.Reverend Enomoto will be speaking in Japanese, but a live English translator will be present.

Organizing this free event for the OAA! Please send me a message to reserve your seat!

Tonight at 7:00 PM. Message me if you’re interested. :)

papershopprojects:

FREE EVENT (RSVP REQUIRED)

The Okinawa Association of America (OAA)'s Bunka-bu (Culture Committee) presents ヌチドゥタカラ • 命こそ宝 • Life is a Treasure

NEXT TUESDAY • August 26, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Okinawa Association of America, Room 103
16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena

The OAA will be hosting a special guest from Japan, Reverend Megumi Enomoto, who will be speaking about the 20 years he spent in Iejima, Okinawa. The Okinawan phrases "nuchi du takara (life is our treasure)" and "ichariba choodee (once we meet, we’re family)" will be prominent themes in his talk.

The title of his presentation is “Kyoto’s Bubu-zuke and Okinawa’s Ichariba-choodee,” contrasting the attitudes of Uchinaanchu (the Okinawan people) and Japan.

Reverend Enomoto will be speaking in Japanese, but a live English translator will be present.

Organizing this free event for the OAA! Please send me a message to reserve your seat!

Tonight at 7:00 PM. Message me if you’re interested. :)

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Two extremely talented sanshin musicians from Los Angeles. They never cease to amaze me!!!

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

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The Tsushima Maru (対馬丸) Museum is located in Naha City Okinawa, Japan. The walls are lined with black and white photos of Okinawan school children. They were being evacuated from the island on a passenger-cargo ship because the Japanese expected an American assault on the Ryukyu Islands in the near future. The 826 children were probably asleep in their bunks when the Tsushima Maru (対馬丸) went down in flames. It was August 22, 1944.

70 years ago today, the ship was sunk by a torpedo from a U.S. submarine. Click here to read five oral histories (translated to English) from survivors of the attack.

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A full room for ‪#‎Japan‬ review by @UN anti-racism body ‪#‎CERD‬ in Geneva today.

[via I Oppose the Expansion of US Bases in Okinawa]:

[International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) 2012 Statement to UN Human Rights Council - Japan: Violation of human rights of indigenous peoples of Ryukyus in Okinawa (excerpt): Against the will of Ryukyuans and despite the variety of problems caused by the presence of US military, the government of Japan is now forcing the construction of a huge military base in Henoko-Oura Bay and 6 helipads in Takae, both in Okinawa. These bases and helipads, if constructed, will put additional burden on Ryukyuans and cause irreparable damage to their life and environment. However, the Japanese government has been ignoring the rights of Ryukyuans enshrined in the Articles 29, 30 and 32 of UNDRIP and violating Articles 2 and 5 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).



[Moreover, Japanese and US governments are forcing deployment of V-22 military planes called Osprey in the bases in Okinawa, again against the will of Ryukyuans. The government of Japan originally planned test deployment of Osprey in a base in mainland Japan. However, it withdrew the plan due to the opposition by the local population. As how discriminatory it can be, the government of Japan since then has been forcing direct deployment in Okinawa despite the opposition of Ryukyuans. - http://imadr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Written-Statement_HRC-20th-session_Indigenous-Peoples-in-Okinawa-2012.pdf]
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A full room for ‪#‎Japan‬ review by @UN anti-racism body ‪#‎CERD‬ in Geneva today.

[via I Oppose the Expansion of US Bases in Okinawa]:

[International Movement against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) 2012 Statement to UN Human Rights Council - Japan: Violation of human rights of indigenous peoples of Ryukyus in Okinawa (excerpt): Against the will of Ryukyuans and despite the variety of problems caused by the presence of US military, the government of Japan is now forcing the construction of a huge military base in Henoko-Oura Bay and 6 helipads in Takae, both in Okinawa. These bases and helipads, if constructed, will put additional burden on Ryukyuans and cause irreparable damage to their life and environment. However, the Japanese government has been ignoring the rights of Ryukyuans enshrined in the Articles 29, 30 and 32 of UNDRIP and violating Articles 2 and 5 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

[Moreover, Japanese and US governments are forcing deployment of V-22 military planes called Osprey in the bases in Okinawa, again against the will of Ryukyuans. The government of Japan originally planned test deployment of Osprey in a base in mainland Japan. However, it withdrew the plan due to the opposition by the local population. As how discriminatory it can be, the government of Japan since then has been forcing direct deployment in Okinawa despite the opposition of Ryukyuans. - http://imadr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Written-Statement_HRC-20th-session_Indigenous-Peoples-in-Okinawa-2012.pdf]

https://twitter.com/UNGeneva/status/502079806994137088/photo/1

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nikkotine:

If anyone knows any Asian/Asian-American musicians and singers, I’d love to hear about them.

Just to name a few :)

SKIM

Chris Iijima and Nobuko Miyamoto

Blue Scholars

murasakimochi

Kawehi

Paul Dateh

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dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

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FREE EVENT (RSVP REQUIRED)
The Okinawa Association of America (OAA)'s Bunka-bu (Culture Committee) presents ヌチドゥタカラ • 命こそ宝 • Life is a TreasureNEXT TUESDAY • August 26, 2014 • 7:00 PMOkinawa Association of America, Room 10316500 South Western Avenue, GardenaThe OAA will be hosting a special guest from Japan, Reverend Megumi Enomoto, who will be speaking about the 20 years he spent in Iejima, Okinawa. The Okinawan phrases "nuchi du takara (life is our treasure)" and "ichariba choodee (once we meet, we’re family)" will be prominent themes in his talk.The title of his presentation is “Kyoto’s Bubu-zuke and Okinawa’s Ichariba-choodee,” contrasting the attitudes of Uchinaanchu (the Okinawan people) and Japan.Reverend Enomoto will be speaking in Japanese, but a live English translator will be present.

Organizing this free event for the OAA! Please send me a message to reserve your seat!

FREE EVENT (RSVP REQUIRED)

The Okinawa Association of America (OAA)'s Bunka-bu (Culture Committee) presents ヌチドゥタカラ • 命こそ宝 • Life is a Treasure

NEXT TUESDAY • August 26, 2014 • 7:00 PM
Okinawa Association of America, Room 103
16500 South Western Avenue, Gardena

The OAA will be hosting a special guest from Japan, Reverend Megumi Enomoto, who will be speaking about the 20 years he spent in Iejima, Okinawa. The Okinawan phrases "nuchi du takara (life is our treasure)" and "ichariba choodee (once we meet, we’re family)" will be prominent themes in his talk.

The title of his presentation is “Kyoto’s Bubu-zuke and Okinawa’s Ichariba-choodee,” contrasting the attitudes of Uchinaanchu (the Okinawan people) and Japan.

Reverend Enomoto will be speaking in Japanese, but a live English translator will be present.

Organizing this free event for the OAA! Please send me a message to reserve your seat!

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youngphilo:

liz-pls:

I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.

If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.

Just now reading about this Luis Gonzalez case  

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