Fall 2011 J-Current

CJS is pleased to announce our fall 2011 edition of J-Current.   With a wide circulation, our newsletter reports on the achievements and activities of UHM Japanese studies faculty and students. J-Current also contains information on lectures, performances, exhibitions, research projects, scholarships, and overseas programs.

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Special Talk by Shinichi Maehara: “Okinawan Spirit and Heart”

Mr. Shinichi Maehara, retired Executive Director at Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) will be giving a talk in conjunction with his receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  He is the first person from Okinawa to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from UH.  Mr. Maehara has traveled the world extensively, documenting Okinawan lives in various countries, in a documentary series called Sekai Uchinanchu Kikō (Uchinanchu Worldwide).  The series ran from 1987 until 2004 and won a National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan Award in 2002.  Mr. Maehara’s work has contributed greatly to the worldwide Uchinanchu network and to Okinawan studies.

Please see this link for details.