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CJS Seminar: Japanese Mythology in Film

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Dr. Yoshiko Okuyama, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies and Linguistics at UH Hilo, brought attention to not uncommon but commonly overlooked instances of Japanese mythology and folkore hidden in modern Japanese anime and animated films.  The large audience appreciated the opportunity to learn to see Japanese culture and tradition at […]

In Memoriam: Emeritus Japanese Studies Professor James Brandon

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a beloved colleague.

James R. Brandon, 1927-2015

James Rodger Brandon, beloved husband, trailblazing scholar, inspiring director, mentor, teacher, translator, actor, and friend, passed away in Honolulu on Sept. 19, 2015, leaving a remarkable legacy in the world of Asian theatre studies, […]

American Foreign Policy through Japan’s Eyes

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at Keio University, introduced American diplomacy from Japan’s perspective.  He highlighted the support for and importance of a continued alliance between Japan and the United States.  His frank insights were buoyed by lively personal anecdotes of formative experiences in the […]

George Kerr’s Legacy and Okinawa

On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Dr. Tetsu Yamaguchi related his experience  (in English, Japanese, and Okinawan) growing up in Okinawa, reading and being influenced by George Kerr’s history of Okinawa, and eventually translating that important work into Japanese.

CJS Director Lonny Carlile and Dr. Tetsu Yamaguchi

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