Summer Internship Program at EPIC, 2012

The Ehime Prefectural International Center is offering an internship for approximately ten weeks over the summer (late May to mid August). The student will be working at EPIC and other municipal international centers in Ehime prefecture. Benefits: round-trip transportation (Honolulu-Ehime), housing allowance, modest stipend, medical and life insurance coverage. The application deadline is March 5. Please see our “Jobs and Internships” page for details


JMS Sericulture

Interested in purchasing silkworms for textile art? Please contact Max Shiroma of JMS Sericulture in Mt. View, Hawai’i at  JMS Sericulture is a small, part-time, family owned, backyard business located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The silkworms they raise are of the Bombx mori species. Currently, the silkworms are mainly used as feeders for pet reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also very popular in schools as science projects.


UH Manoa East Asian Film Society: Japanese Films of the 1980’s

UH Manoa East Asian Film Society will be presenting: “Japanese Films of the 1980’s” for its Spring 2012 series. All showings will take place on Tuesdays in the Center for Korean Studies auditorium. For more information about the movies or the East Asian Film Society, please see this link for their online newsletter.

Also, CJS has put a schedule of the showings in our “Upcoming Events” to the right of our webpage.


“Art and Sustainability” Opening event at UHM

Photo of Mr. Izukura talking with a visitor about his artwork

On January 17, Akihiko Izukura, renowned textile artist from Kyoto, Japan, presented a talk entitled, “Art and Sustainability” to open his exhibit on the UH-Manoa campus.  With more than 200 people in attendance, the event celebrated Mr. Izukura’s indoor and outdoor displays.

As for the lecture itself, Mr. Izukura shared his philosophy and approach to art based on his three guiding principles:

  • “compassion for life” 思いやりの美学
  • “zero-waste” 廃棄物ゼロ
  • “sun and water circulation” 太陽と水の循環

For more information about the event, please see this link .