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Preservation of Old Customs

[Originally published in: Quast, Andreas: Karate 1.0 – Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art. 2013.] A major administrative tool for stabilizing newly established Okinawa Prefecture from early on was a policy called “Preservation of Old Customs” (Kyūkan onzon seisaku), in … Continue reading

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A word in your ear

The expression “Disposition of Ryūkyū” (Ryūkyū Shobun) designates the stepwise incorporation of the Ryūkyū Kingdom into the Japanese Empire. First, it was designated the Ryūkyū fief in 1872. Seven years later, in 1879, it integrated into the Japanese Empire as … Continue reading

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