Lecture on "Uchinanchus (Okinawans) Abroad and the Uchinanchu Spirit"

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2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Ken Nakaoka Center
1700 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, California, 90247
United States

Presented by the Okinawa Association of America, Inc.
Supported by the Okinawa Prefectural Government
In cooperation with Okinawa Television Broadcasting Company

Shinichi Maehara, Executive Director of OTV
Lecture on the Uchinanchu (Okinawan) community abroad and the Uchinanchu Spirit
"Sekai no Uchinanchu no Jijyou; Uchinanchu no Chimugukuru"

Saturday, January 26, 2008
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ken Nakaoka Center
1700 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247
$15.00 per person

Mr. Maehara, whose career spans over 35 years in broadcasting, is especially known for his extensive travels and reporting on the Okinawan community all over the world. One of his award-winning documentaries entitled, "Shukusei Sareta Okinawa Kenjin" (1993) has its roots in the Los Angeles Okinawan community, as Maehara investigated what happened to five young Okinawans in 1932 after being deported to Russia prior to the frenzy of the McCarthy Era of the 40s and 50s.

Another notable documentary was his piece on the small isolated Okinawan community in Cuba in 2000 which helped to reunite estranged families.

Today, many of the local Okinawan communities know him best as the reporter who travels and profiles Okinawan members all over the world on the program, "Uchinanchu Worldwide (or Sekai Uchinanchu Kikou).

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the OAA Center, 16500 S. Western Ave. #203, Gardena, 90247 or at the door. For more info, call the OAA at (310) 532-1929 or email at mensore@earthlink.net.



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