The Okinawa Karate Academy is hosting a research and reporting session aimed at academically promoting traditional Okinawa Karate.

The focus of this year’s third research and debriefing session will be on the arrival of Western ships to the Ryukyu Kingdom and its response.

The presenter for the research report will be Oshiro Naoya, a Historian from the Naha City Museum of History.

Event Details:

Name: Okinawa Karate Academy
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2024, 14:00-16:00
Place: Training Room, Dojo Building, Okinawa Karate Kaikan
Presenter: Oshiro Naoya (Historian, Naha City Museum of History)
Theme: “The Arrival of European and American Ships to the Ryukyu Kingdom and Its Response”
This year marks the 170th anniversary of Perry’s fleet arriving in the Ryukyus. The session will showcase examples of the arrival of European and American ships both before and after Perry’s fleet, examining the response of the Shuri Royal Government and its unique characteristics.

In the 19th century, the expansion of Western countries into East Asian nations was termed “Western Impact.”

The arrival of Western ships brought several challenges for Ryukyu, including issues related to trade concepts, the presence of English and French missionaries in Ryukyu, and the signing of the Treaty of Amity.

Join us as we delve into the problems brought about by the arrival of Western ships and explore their impact on Ryukyu.

We look forward to your participation!

※This academy will be provided in Japanease language only.