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Inaugural Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Lecture

On Friday, February 5 in the Tokioka Room UHM Anthropology doctoral candidate Michelle Daigle inaugurated a new CJS seminar series that highlights the accomplishments of CJS’s Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship (CPAS) recipients. Michelle was a 2011-2013 CPAS recipient and during that time conducted extensive fieldwork in Minamata, Kyushu. Her talk, entitled Manifesting Disaster, or “My […]

In Memoriam: Emeritus Japanese History Professor H. Paul Varley

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

H. Paul Varley, a towering figure in the field of premodern Japanese history and Sen Sōshitsu XV Distinguished Chair of Traditional Japanese Culture and History at UH Mānoa from its inauguration in 1994 until his retirement in 2004, passed away […]

CJS Seminar: Parental Kidnapping and the Hague Convention

On Tuesday, November 17th, Dr. William Cleary, Law Professor at Hiroshima Shudo University and visiting scholar in residence at UHM’s Richardson School of Law, related some of the complexities of child custody in the case of failed international marriages where one parent ‘abducts’ their children back to his or her home country.  This is particularly […]

CJS Presents: Wiki Slideshows on Japan

One of our more popular offerings, Wiki Slideshows on Japan, features multiple fast-paced academic presentations intended to inform as well as entertain. It made a triumphant return on Friday, November 6th, after hibernating for two years.

With CJS’s Jordan Trader taking up the role of emcee, three UHM faculty and three graduate students were given […]

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 […]