3/19/19 GW Student Wins Award in Okinawa Essay Contest

Nina Udagawa, a sophomore majoring in International Affairs at GWU, is the 3rd Place Award recipient of the Okinawa Essay Contest for her essay: “The Okinawan Amerasian Identity—A Vanguard for Japanese Multinationals.” The award includes a trip to Okinawa to meet with professors and students there and gain some inspiration for further research.
The 3 winning essays 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

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

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

Prof. Mike Mochizuki, affiliated Sigur Center for Asian Studies faculty, will be moderating the 2019 Okinawa Essay Contest Awards Ceremony. 

The details of the ceremony are below.

Title: Okinawa Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm – 4 pm (doors open at 2pm)
Location: Room 702 in Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, George Washington University (2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/C2fSFQkzV2ZbEeMe2

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