07 - Todays Topics: Okinawan Music o local, global,...

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Today’s Topics: Okinawan Music o local, global, exoticized, and reinforced identities Shibuya-Kei o post-modern and pop art Comic Pop o Japanese aesthetic o Japanese media Okinawa ( Ryukru Islands ) different from Japanese (cuisine and music) it has an image of a resort/paradise Okinawa - Japan 1870 o Japan annexed the Ryukyu Kingdom (indigenous Okinawans: different languages and cultures) o Japan Okinawa America Post-War o 1952-1972: the US military occupation rule on Okinawa o Okinawa < --> Japan: rape allegations and mass suicide order controversies the US bases in Okinawa and no action by Japan’s National government ethnic discrimination - It is a remote area and away from the mainland so the US bases are set up on the island - Mainland Japanese looked down on Okinawa people because they were different - Due to the US bases set at Okinawa, crimes such as rape occurred on the island. Due to these crimes, Okinawans hated the US and have anger toward mainland Japan, who they thought would protect them. Exotic Music
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Palter during the Winter '07 term at UCSD.

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