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Video Conference Lecture on Historical Reconciliation in Asia

Dr. Tessa Morris-Suzuki of Australia National University (ANU) has arranged to provide access via videoconferencing from Canberra to a guest lecture on historical reconciliation in Asia that is part of a new ANU course, Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific.

Anyone who wants to attend this video conference discussing on Japan and […]

The 27th Annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference

Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Keynote Address by Dr. Theodore C. Bestor Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University

“What in the World […]

5th Anniversary of the Tohoku Triple Disaster

The Center for Japanese Studies wishes to remember the many thousands who perished in Japan’s Triple Disaster five years ago today.  We also wish to acknowledge the many tens of thousands more who lost friends, family, jobs, homes–in short, the lives they knew–and who continue to be affected by that fateful unfolding.





Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm Room 101, Art Building This event is free and open to the public. Free campus parking on Sunday.

PANEL DESCRIPTION Since the 1990s, Tokyo’s Harajuku district has garnered international attention as the mecca of street fashion and eccentric style. Over twenty years later, fashion-forward youths interested in the latest trends and […]

CJS Seminar: “Asia for the Asians 2.0,” by Dr. Paula Harrell

Friday, March 4 3:00pm – 4:30pm Moore 319 (Tokioka Room)

As a follow-on to our recent panel on tensions in Northeast Asia, Paula Harrell, adjunct Professor of History at Georgetown University, will discuss signs of a continued warming trend in China-Japan relations as new regional arrangements make partnership an increasingly rational choice. Is the weight […]