Ehime Internship Update

UHM students Donovan Goto and Rochelle Ohata have been busy spreading the Aloha Spirit in Ehime, Japan as part of their summer internship with the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC).  Below they are seen greeting Uwajima Mayor Hirohisa Ishibashi and visiting schools around Ehime.

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Spring 2014 J-Current

CJS has published the Spring 2014 issue of J-Current, the biannual newsletter of the Center for Japanese Studies! You can access it by clicking on the cover photo to the left. All available issues can be found in our J-Current repository on the left menu (under Resources). Enjoy and have a wonderful summer!

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EPIC Interns Arrive in Japan

UHM students Kamalolo Koanui-Kong, BA in Hawaiian Language Studies, and Rochelle Ohata, undergraduate student in Japanese, have arrived in Matsuyama and are ready to begin their summer internships at the Ehime Prefectural International Center.  We wish Kamalolo and Rochelle a wonderful summer!

2014 EPIC interns Kamalolo (left) and Rochelle (right) safely arrive in Matsuyama, [...]

The “Comfort Women” Debate in Major Japanese Newspapers

On Friday, April 4, 2014, Shunichi Takekawa, Associate Professor in the College of Asia Pacific Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, elaborated upon the “comfort women” debate among major Japanese newspapers that began in the early 1990s.  Central to this media-political debate are understandings of coercion and the roles of organizations in the recruitment of [...]