My parents back in the day June 19, 2014
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Soft sand and warm, clear weather.  I can dig this side of Miami April 13, 2013

Blog on pause

January 18, 2013


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Upcoming Lecture at Ryu Dai

December 5, 2012



Upcoming Lecture at Ryu Dai I wish I could see this but I’m not in Okinawa right now.  But Prof. Laura Kina is back in Okinawa and she’s lecturing at Ryu Dai on a very interesting topic– “Mixed Race Asian American Art- Chanpuru Spirit and ‘Hapa’ Identity.”  Check it out.  It’s on Dec. 5th for […]

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Nappy Routes and Tangled Tales II (Dialogue through Questions)

October 5, 2012


Please go to the special event page where you can submit your question and answer via the comments section. You can also submit a question to me on this site.  English or Japanese if ok.

Please join me for the second installment of Nappy Routes and Tangled Tales in Ginowan at Cafe Cotonoha.  It’ll take place at 6:30pm. Please visit the special event page for more information: The inspiration One of the problems of communication for people across the fences and especially for mixed people in Okinawa is that there is very little […]

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Old Oomine–remembering the pre-war community

September 15, 2012


My family's original home--right on the water. My mom always says she'll never forget the taste of salt on everything.

The other day I had to pick up a copy of my mom’s koseki (family registration) for some personal reasons down at the city office in Naha.  I stopped by my auntie’s house to pick her up in Oroku-Uebaru.  I’m so glad she came with me because I wouldn’t have been able to answer some […]

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