Institute of Okinawan Studies

This Institute was established in 1972 to do comparative research on the culture, history and linguistics of not only the Ryukyu islands, centered on Okinawa, but also of surrounding areas such as China, Southeast Asia and Korea. Now that the Institute of Okinawan studies has expanded into a world-wide concern, the Institute is playing a central role in proving and exchanging information among the researchers within and outside Japan.

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