Bonin Islands Symposium

Daniel Long dlong at
Mon Jul 24 03:33:50 UTC 2000

Some friends and I have organized a three day symposium on Chichijima
which will include papers on the contact (linguistic and otherwise)
between Pacific Islander societies and the Bonin Islands.  Hope you all
can make the trip.

Open Symposium:
The Language, History, and Society of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands

August 2-4, 2000, Chiiki Fukushi Center 2nd Floor, Chichijima, Japan

August 2 (Day 1), 19:00-21:00

     Shunsuke NAGASHIMA, "The Ogasawara Islands and the South Pacific
Islands: A Comparative Study of the Language, History, and Culture of
     Japanese Islands with Chatham, Greenland, and the Azores"
     Hiroyuki TANAKA, "Seclusion and the Bunin (Uninhabited) Islands"

August 3 (Day 2), 17:45-21:00

     Fuyuo NOBUSHIMA, "Chichijima and Hahajima: Who Named the Ogasawara
     Sho KASUGA, "Reading the History of the Ogasawaras: How was it Told
and to Whom?"
     David ODO, "National Boundaries and Photographic Frontiers: Early
Photographs of the Ogasawara Islands"
     Hironobu YAMAGAMI and Motoharu SATO, "On Legal Assistance for
Protecting the Social Welfare of the Ogasawara Islanders"

August 4 (Day 3), 17:45-21:00

     Jonathan Takashi SAVORY, "Nathaniel Savory: Roots and the Bonin
     Robert D. ELDRIDGE, "The Return of the Ogasawara Islands and
U.S.-Japan Relations, 1945-1968"
     Daniel LONG, "Language Contact and Contact Languages on the
Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands"
     Shin ABE, "A Japanese Dialect of the Chichijima: Its Existence as
Local Culture"

Hosted by: The Ogasawara Research Symposium Organizing Committee

Supported by: Ogasawara Village, Tokyo Metropolitan University Ogasawara
Research Committee, and The Japan Society of Island Studies

The symposium is free of charge and open to all interested in the
Ogasawara Islands. Papers will be delivered in Japanese.

For further information:
Daniel Long: dlong at
Jonathan Takashi Savory: nasa at

Daniel Long, Associate Professor     tel  +81-426-77-2184
Japanese Language and Literature Dept.    fax  +81-426-77-2140
Tokyo Metropolitan University
1-1 Minami Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo  192-0397 Japan
mailto:dlong at

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