Of Interest to Undergraduates

United Japanese Society of Hawaii News

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii said thank you to outgoing president Rika Hirata and installed 2015 president Cyrus Tamashiro on June 27, 2015. The society also honored three volunteers key to the re-discovery of Honouliuli and its designation as a national historic site: Tatsumi Hayashi, Betsy Young, and Jane Kurahara.


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2015 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Awardees

Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda hosted a ceremony honoring two new Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship recipients on May 28, 2015. Ms. Arisa Yoshida, MA Student in Communications at UHM, is researching the development of intercultural training for teachers and the relationship with intercultural sensitivity among students. Mr. Benjamin Schrager, UHM […]

Spring 2015 J-Current

CJS has published the Spring 2015 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 break!


ツイン・タイム・トラベル イザベラ・バードの旅の世界
金坂 清則 2014 平凡社
In The Footsteps of Isabella Bird: Adventures in Twin Time Travel by Kanasaka Kiyonori, 2014, Heibonsha

Residents of Honolulu enjoyed Kyoto University Professor Kiyonori Kanasaka’s 2011 exhibit tracing Isabella Bird’s 19th century travel writings. As the translator of many of Bird’s volumes into Japanese, Kanasaka has taken pains to map her decades of adventures across many continents, and to take his own photographs along the way. Now he gives us his […]