Aug. 30 “Japan’s Democracy at Risk” Lawrence Repeta

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“Japan’s Democracy at Risk –
The LDP’s Ten Most Dangerous Proposals for Constitutional Change”
Professor Lawrence Repeta
Meiji University School of Law, Tokyo

Comments: Dr. Lonny Carlile
UHM Ctr for Japanese Studies

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 3-5 pm
Richardson School of Law, Moot Court Rm

Co-Sponsored by: UHM Center for Japanese Studies, William S. Richardson School of Law Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program, William S. Richardson School of Law Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Student Organization
Printable flyer & links to speaker’s background and full paper: RepetaConstitutionAug30

Parental Well-being in Japan: A New Look at Gendered Families by Dr. Barbara Holthus

CJS, with help from the UH Department of Sociology and Center on the Family,  is pleased to announce the next installment of our Fall Seminar Series.  Dr. Barbara Holthus, Deputy Director of the German Institute for Japanese Studies, will address the sexual division of labor in Japan and its correlation to the satisfaction of the parents.  She will examine parental well-being in detail and draw comparisons between Japan and Germany.  Please join us.  Link to flyer.

Professor Kohno Speaks

Professor Masaru Kohno of Waseda University

Professor Masaru Kohno opened the Fall seminar series with, “Japanese Politics after 3/11: Trends and Challenges.” He saw the divided politics of the Japanese Diet inhibiting political responses to the disasters of March 11, 2011.  He questioned whether defections of Diet members from the Democratic Party, rising local political parties, and growing distrust among Japanese voters might influence the next National Diet elections.

The 40th Anniversary of Urasenke Summer Seminar

Photo of Former Governor Ariyoshi

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Urasenke Summer seminar at UHM.  Roughly 110 guests from Japan, led by Dr. Genshitsu Sen, joined Hawaii tea practitioners for a two-day seminar at the UHM Art Auditorium, sponsored by Outreach College.  Day One featured a presentation by new UHM Chancellor Tom Apple, who laid out his vision for UH Manoa, and Former Governor George Ariyoshi, who described the origins of the East West Center and the connection between Hawaii and the EWC’s core mission. Day Two focused on tea demonstrations, including one by recent UH alumni, and a lecture-demonstration by Noenoe Zuttemesiter on traditional Hawaiian musical instruments and dance.  Participants also enjoyed tea at Jaku-an, and the Imin Center Garden Room, hosted by the UH Tea Club, and Urasenke Association members from Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai.

 

Upcoming CJS seminar: An Iconology of the Orchid Pavilion Gathering

The legendary gathering at the Orchid Pavilion in China took place in 353 CE, when Wang Xizhi invited forty-one scholars to participate in the annual Spring Purification Festival. During the Tokugawa period (1615-1868), the “Orchid Pavilion” became one of the most important and popular painting themes in Japan. Considering the political and ideological circumstances of Tokugawa society, this presentation will analyze how distinct artistic iconographies of the era incorporate the Orchid Pavilion as a painting theme.

This talk will be presented by Dr. Kazuko Kameda-Madar, Lecturer of Art History at Hawai’i Pacific University.  It will take place Monday, April 30 in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) from 3:00-4:15 pm.