Center for Okinawan Studies

The Center for Okinawan Studies (COS) was established on July 1, 2008. It is the eighth area studies center in the School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, joining the Centers for China, Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, Philippines, South Asia and Southeast Asia. It is the first center of its kind outside of Japan. COS is a coordinating unit with a mission to promote Okinawan Studies.

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