Of Interest to Undergraduates

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


Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama on America in the Mind of Japan

Farewell Consul General Shigeeda

The Kizuna organizations said aloha to Consul General Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda on July 1, 2015. The Consul General and his wife were honored for their exemplary service in Honolulu since October 2012 with various songs, dances, personal messages, invocations, gifts, and even a bushi kanpai given by Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander […]