Naomi Noiri

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Title

Associate Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

Multicultural Education,Life History,Amerasian, Ethnic Network in Okinawa

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  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences   Department of Sociology and Human Sciences   Associate Professor  

  • Concurrently   University of the Ryukyus   Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability: RIIS   Researcher  

Academic degree 【 display / non-display

  • Konan University -  Doctor of Sociology

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 1998
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    2017.03

    University of the Ryukyus, Associate Professor of Faculty of Law and Letter  

  • 2018.04
     
     

     

Affiliated academic organizations 【 display / non-display

  • 1990.04
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    The Japan Sociological Society 

  • 1994.04
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    The Japanese Association for Migration Studies 

  • 1994.04
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    Intercultural Education Society of Japan 

  • 1990.04
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    Japan China Sociological Society 

  • 2001.04
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    Comparative and International Education Society 

Field of research 【 display / non-display

  • Area studies

  • Research of Okinawa Society:Focusing of Migration and Cultural Diversity

  • Area studies

 

Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • Amerasians in Okinawa: Education and Identity

  • Ethnic Networks and Identity of Oversea Okinawans

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Okinawan Repatriate's Experience in Colonized Oversea Areas : Focusing on Experience Records on Municipality History

    Naomi Noiri

      ( 9 ) 123 - 149   2014.06

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    In this paper, I cover the records of the experiences in colonized oversea areas within municipal history published in Okinawa. I inquire into the regional history to bring light on how the experiences of Okinawan repatriates in colonized oversea areas were recorded or were not recorded in the regional history. Before reading through experience records, using the Overseas Repatriate Fact-Finding Data, I attempt to make a general outline. According to the Overseas Repatriate Fact-Finding Data, there are 13,173 repatriates from the South Sea Islands, 3,120 from the Philippines, 6,504 from Taiwan, 1,899 from Manchuria, and 183 from Korea. In this data, repatriates other than the head of the household were not recorded. In whole, the ratio of agriculture and marine product industry was high in the South East Asian and Pacific areas such as South Sea Islands and Philippines. On the other hand, in East Asian regions such as Taiwan, China, Manchuria, and Korea, the ratio of public services, freelance professions, and manufacturing was high. Regarding the prefectural and municipal history published in Okinawa, there are 812 records of experiences mentioned concerning Taiwan, Manchuria, the South Sea Islands, and the Philippines. Of the 812 records, 527 were published as war records focusing on the residents' war experiences. 241 records were published as immigration history. Of the prefectural and municipal history regarding the experiences records on colonized oversea area, approximately seventy percent is concerning war and thirty percent immigration. Here I make a comparison between the contexts of war and immigration. I have selected cases from both war experience records and immigration history to do the comparison. Additionally, I took notice on experiences of minorities such as women and Nisei who was born in the colonized area and made a selection of cases.

  • Subjectivity and attachment in Okinawa identity : The survey results of the sixth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival in 2016

    Naomi Noiri

      ( 14 ) 35 - 58   2018.03

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    We discuss on the oversea Okinawan's ethnic identity, examining the survey data of the fourth, the fifth and the sixth World-wide Uchinanchu Festival in 2006, 2011 and 2016 in this paper. Innate factors of Okinawan identity, especially “Born and grew up in Okinawa" was decreased, while winning factors, especially “Attachment to Okinawa" and “Subjectivity being an Okinawan person" was increased. Only one increased innate factor was “Roots of ancestor".

  • Transborder and Local Identity::Focusing on Kin-Town in Okinawa

    Naomi Noiri

    Jpn Soc Rev ( The Japan Sociological Society )  67 ( 4 ) 448 - 465   2016

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    In this paper, we will be focusing on a community called Kin-cho, a town located on the mid-north part of Okinawa. Kin-cho is the place of origin of overseas migration in Okinawa. Furthermore, Kin-cho has an American military base named Camp Hansen which is known as one of the most dangerous American military bases on Okinawa. Therefore, Kin-cho is also known as "Kin Town: A town of the military base."</p><p>How did Kin become a "village launching overseas migration in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century?" Moreover, how did it become "Kin Town after the second world war?" In this paper, we will be illustrating the life history of a Hawai'i KIBEI NISEI, who lived in Kin Village before the Second World War, and an Amerasian young woman who grew up in modern Kin-cho. Not only have they both experienced moving overseas but they have also acquired and learned multiple languages and cultures. This paper will examine which penetrates through the different ages of their histories. We will discover the origin of Kin's local identity. We will discover the process of how Okinawa has become Okinawa in the borderline of dynamism.

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Migration and Repatriation: the Rise and Fall of the Japanese Empire

    ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    2008.06

  • Identity Representation in Multicultural Hawaii

    ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    2015.03

  • Identity Representation in Multicultural Hawaii

    ( Part: Single Author )

    2015.03

  • Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan

    Ryoko Tsuneyoshi,Kaori Okano, Mutsumi Shimizu, Chris Burgess, Misako Nakagawa,Naomi Noiri ( Part: Multiple Authorship ,  Schooling and identity in Okinawa: Okinawans and Amerasians in Okinawa )

    Routledge  2011

  • Challenges to Japanese Education: Economics, Reform, and Human Rights.

    June A. Gordon, Hidenori Fujita, Takehiko Kariya, Gerald LeTendre, Takehiko Kariya, Mamoru Tsukada, Akira Sakai, Yoshiro Nabeshima, George A. DeVos, Harumi Behu, Naomi Noiri ( Part: Multiple Authorship ,  The Education of Minoirties in Japan: Voices of Amerasians in Okinawa. )

    Teachers College Press  2010

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Learning in-between: The surveys of mix-race children in Okinawa US military reign.

    野入直美

    Penser les métissages en Asie  (エクス・マルセイユ大学)  2017.06  -  2017.06 

  • 沖繩─臺灣之間的雙向移動:以戰前、戰間時期為核心(沖縄―台湾間の双方向的な人の移動:戦前・戦中を中心に)

    野入直美

    「海洋亞洲的生活與移居」(海域アジアの暮らしと移動)  (臺灣大學文學院會議室)  2018.12  -  2018.12 

  • 映像表象における沖縄のアメラジアン

    野入直美

    2012 University of the Ryukyus and University of Hawaii Joint Symposium  (沖縄県市町村自治会館)  2012.11  -  2012.11 

  • Migration, Gender and Okinawa as a Homeland:The 5th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival Survey Results

    Naomi Noiri

    Labor Migration :Historical and Contemporary Issues from an “Islands” Perspective”  (University of Hawaii.)  2012.03  -  2012.03 

  • Amerasian in Okinawa: Part of “Champuru”?

    野入直美

    国際シンポジウム「コンタクトゾーンとしての島嶼における文化現象-沖縄と東アジア、太平洋島嶼地域-  (琉球大学)  2009.11  -  2009.11 

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Social Activity 【 display / non-display

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  • 2018.11