2013 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Awardees

Two scholars received the prestigious Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship on May 13, 2013. Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda hosted the awards ceremony at their official residence. Howard Hamamoto, Chair of the Crown Prince Akihito Foundation presented certificates to the two recipients. Ms. Ikuyo Takara, a Ph.D. candidate from Tokyo University, [...]

UHM Urasenke Tea Students Offer Hatsudate, New Year’s Tea

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, UHM Tea Instructor Ogawa and his students prepared the first tea of the New Year at Jaku’an.  Guests including long-time practitioners of Chadō in Hawai’i, enjoyed O-seichi Ryōri, or New Year’s delicacies.  Classes about tea at UHM include Chadō, The Way of Tea Practicum (ASAN 324) and Tea in Japanese History [...]

Fall 2012 J-Current

CJS has published the Fall 2012 issue of J-Current.  You can access it by clicking here or visiting our J-Current repository on the left menu of our website.  Enjoy.

CJS Joins in Welcoming New Japanese Consul-General

Front and center, new Consul-General Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda. Center for Okinawan Studies Director Joyce Chinen in red; behind her Robert Huey representing the Center for Japanese Studies.

At a special luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on November 20th, the Kizuna group, made up of Japan-focused community [...]