Hai Sai! Welcome to my Blog.

Hello, my name is Tom Corrao and I am the blogger behind the Okinawaology Blog. I created this blog to share and discuss all things Okinawan. I’m also the Public Relations Officer and Minkan Taishi to the Chicago Okinawa Kenjinkai. My experience with Okinawa is derived from the time I spent there during the 1980's and 90's (10 years) when serving in the United States Air Force. I've also been married to an Okinawan woman for 30 years now and have been immersed in many things Okinawan through both friends and family. I do not claim to be all knowing about everything Okinawan but I try hard and study the history and culture. I welcome everyone that is interested in Okinawa and hope that I can provide useful information to those uchinanchu that may be curious about their culture and heritage. I also welcome those who are not of Okinawan heritage but have experienced, or are experiencing, the islands culture while stationed there with the United States Military. Comments are welcomed and will be published as long as they are in good taste and on track with the purpose of this blog. My hope with this blog is to bring Uchinanchu people around the world a little closer to their cultural roots by expressing information that has started to fade in light of a more modern world. We should never forget our culture or the people who came before us and through the Blog my intentions are to meld the old with the new and implant knowledge that will help maintain the traditions and culture of an island people.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

'Digital TV and the World' Special Project Okinawa

I experienced a SNAFU with yesterdays post so I removed it and have reposted it here. Sorry, to those who commented already.

My friend Akko sent me a link yesterday to some videos that the Washington Post has placed online. The videos are about different subject matter from Okinawa. Apparently they are part of a project by the Center for Digital TV and the World in association with the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. These stories were produced by reporters trained in the 'Digital TV and the World' special project and the "Reporting on Japan" class at the graduate school of journalism. The journalists travel the world finding interesting subject material that helps reveal the fabric of a community. I love their work and thought I would share it with everyone here on my blog.

Let's hear what you think!
Originally Posted By Okinawa Otaku to Okinawaology Blog at 7/03/2010 10:46:00 AM

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "'Digital TV and the World' Special Project Okinawa...":
Very fascinating coverage! They all gave great insight into Okinawans and their struggles in a modern world dominated by US and Japanese influence. I watched and loved every one of the videos. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Anonymous to Okinawaology Blog at July 3, 2010 11:50 PM

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