Okinawan Heart & Spirit: Informal Lecture by Shinichi Maehara

The Okinawa Association of America (OAA) will be hosting an informal talk with Shinichi Maehara on Saturday, March 23, 3:00PM at the OAA Center (16500 S. Western Ave. Gardena 90247, FREE ADMISSION). The event will be the first in an ongoing series of lectures presented by the OAA’s Bunka-Bu (Culture Committee). Mr. Maehara, a retiredContinue reading “Okinawan Heart & Spirit: Informal Lecture by Shinichi Maehara”

USA Silver Medalist Talks Story with the OAA! (VIDEOS)

by Joseph Kamiya, OAA volunteer/videographer On Friday, September 7th, we had the honor of hosting a meet and greet with USA Silver Medalist, Tamari Miyashiro (Women’s Volleyball)! With the U.S. national volleyball team, she won the Gold Medal at the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix and recently won the Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics.Continue reading “USA Silver Medalist Talks Story with the OAA! (VIDEOS)”

Meet & Greet with Team USA Olympian, Tamari Miyashiro! (PHOTOS)

by Edward Kamiya, OAA board member and volunteer Team USA Olympian, Tamari Miyashiro (2012 Silver Medalist for Women’s Volleyball) with (L to R): Sadao Tome, Chogi Higa, OAA President Kimiko Goya, and Hiro Tome. (photographed by Kristin Yamauchi)