Okinawa Essay Contest

Award Ceremony Information
We want to announce that the Okinawa Essay Contest is officially over! Thank you very much to everyone who participated. We were thrilled with the number of high-quality submissions that we received. The 3 winning essays and their authors were:


1st Place: “Passively Passing: Exploring Okinawan identity in the work of Yamanokuchi Baku” by Hilson Reidpath, PhD Student in Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 

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2nd Place: “Contesting Japanese Post-War Memory in Modern Okinawan Literature” by Christine Mari Inzer, Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies: Asia, University of Richmond


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3rd Place: “The Okinawan Amerasian Identity—A Vanguard for Japanese Multinationals” by Nina Udagawa, Sophomore, major in International Affairs, George Washington University 


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