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 [...]

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

“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 [...]

41st Annual Urasenke Hawai‘i Summer Seminar, 2013

One hundred Way of Tea practitioners from Japan visited UHM for the 41st Urasenke Hawai‘i Summer Seminar.  Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 15th Grand Master of the Urasenke School in Kyoto, attended UH in the early 1950s.  On July 21-22, Dr. Sen gathered teachers and students of tea in the UHM Campus Ballroom and Jaku’an Tea House [...]

Visitor to Jaku’an Tea House

In the week of June 24, 2013, Mr. Tetsuya Nakanishi, Urasenke chief architect, flew from Kyōto to visit Jaku’an on the UH Mānoa campus.  Mr. Nakanishi designs and repairs Urasenke tea rooms worldwide.  Mr. Nakanishi explained traditional construction methods to Hawai‘i architect Toshi Suzuki and engineer Beverly Ishii-Nakayama.