• The History of Karate in Okinawa

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 1000 (JST)

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    Colonel Jason Perry is joining the Getting to Know Japan webinar series to speak on the History of Karate in Okinawa. His presentation will discuss Post-Meiji Okinawa and the emergence of modern and traditional Karate-do (空手道) in the early-and mid-20th century.


    To join use this link to register with Zoom

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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY).




    Colonel Jason Perry is the President of the Okinawa Shorinryu Karate Kobudo Kensankai, a Non-Profit Organization that teaches Okinawa karate through member dojos and provides experiential and classroom education on the historical and cultural context of Okinawa Karate. He has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University and graduate degrees in International Relations and East Asian Security Studies from The Fletcher School (Tufts University) and Naval Postgraduate School respectively. He has studied Karate since childhood and is an 8th degree black belt in the Shorinryu tradition of Okinawa Karate. An active duty Marine, he has worked extensively in Japan, Okinawa and Washington D.C. in positions related to U.S. - Japan security policy and military relations.





    Format: This event will be recorded and published in our web archive. Questions are encouraged during the live event.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderator: Amani Kidd

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: Japan Foundation, New York

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