Spring 2010 J-Current

The spring 2010 J-Current is available for download. Follow this link to get a copy of the current issue. The issue includes an article on the Awa Odori dancers who visited campus in March, the SPAS graduate student conference, information on the ongoing “Poets and Printmakers” exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and much more.  

CJS Faculty Plenary Session

CJS hosted its annual faculty plenary session on Friday, April 16 in the Tokioka Room. Pictured below are, from left to right starting with the back row: Kimi Kondo-Brown (EALL and Interim Associate Dean of LLL), Nobuko Ochner (EALL), Theresa Greaney (Economics), Mark Levin (Law), Yuma Totani (History), Joel Cohn (EALL), Kazue Kanno (EALL), Wayne Farris (History), John Haig (EALL), Lonny Carlile (Asian Studies/CJS), Michel Mohr (Religion), Julie Iezzi (Theatre and Dance), Pat Steinhoff (Sociology), Robert Huey (EALL/CJS), Hisami Springer (Japanese Catalogue Librarian), Arthur Thornhill (EALL), Dina Yoshimi (EALL), Leon Serafim (EALL), Gay Satsuma (CJS), Mire Koikari (Women’s Studies), Tokiko Bazzell (Japan Specialist Librarian).

Japanese Images Use Protocol Workshop – April 23, 2010

The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) and the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Library are holding an “Image Use Protocol Workshop” on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 pm in Hamilton Library Room 113.

The workshop will have two sessions. The first consists of 1) a general introduction by Tokiko Bazzell, 2) a presentation on image use permissions for scholarly publications from Patricia Crosby of the University of Hawai`i Press, 3) CJS faculty member Dr. John Szostak talking about Japanese image use for scholarly publications, and 4) Asako Shiba of the Honolulu Academy of Arts talking about provider/user of art images and how it pertains to museum practices.

The second session features a demonstration of the new image use protocol website by Tokiko Bazzell and Asako Shiba and a question and answer sessions. This session is open to anyone interested in attending. Please see the library’s website for more information.

Dr. Samuel Yamashita Seminar a Success

Professor Samuel Yamashita, the Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History at Pomona College gave a well-attended CJS Seminar on April 5 titled “Coercion, Compliance and Resistance in Wartime Japan, 1942-1945.” Professor Yamashita’s project is interested in looking at how did ordinary Japanese respond to the outbreak of war, defeat, and the aftermath through the diaries that citizens kept. He highlighted some of the food shortages that Japan experienced during the war years, especially in major cities, that were frequently mentioned in the diaries citizens kept.

Pictured below are CJS Associate Director Dr. Gay Satsuma, CJS Director Dr. Robert Huey, Dr. Samuel Yamashita, and CJS faculty member Dr. Christine Yano.