Fall 2011 CJS seminars

CJS is excited to announce several upcoming seminars during the fall 2011 semester. All seminars are held in the Tokioka Room unless indicated. We are hoping to add a few more speakers as well and will update the list accordingly.

Aug. 29 (Monday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Motoshige Itoh, University of Tokyo.  Talk will be in the CKS auditorium from 3 pm to 4:15 pm.  A discussion will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Tokioka Room which will be for graduate students only with refreshments.

Sept. 2 (Friday)  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Pecha Kucha night in the Tokioka Room  NOTE THIS EVENT STARTS LATER.

Sept. 23 (Friday) 3 pm-4:30 pm Dr. William Ridgeway, his translation of Nowaki.

Oct. 7 (Friday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Patricia Steinhoff.  Talk will be in the CKS auditorium from 3 pm to 4:15 pm.  Refreshments will be served in the Tokioka Room right after the talk.

Oct. 25 (Tuesday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Yumiko Tateyama – title to be announced shortly.


Pecha Kucha night at CJS

CJS is hosting its first ever Pecha-Kucha night this Friday, March 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Tokioka Room. Pecha-Kucha is a presentation style where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each while the speaker is giving their lecture. We have six UHM graduate students who will speak about their Japan-related research and projects. We’re looking forward to a fun and informative evening and hope you can attend. Please see the flyer below for more information or download it via this link.

Utsushi Symposium

Utsushi: The Art of Copying symposium was held on Tuesday 10/12 at a variety of locations across campus. The event offered twelve papers spread over three panels that brought together scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and areas of expertise. Presenters included Dr. Joshua Mostow of the University of British Columbia, Princess Akiko of Mikasa from Ritsumeikan University, and Dr. Arata Shimao of Tama Art University. Additional photos and video of the event will be posted soon.

Pictured below is CJS faculty member Alexander Vovin giving his paper on the Korean roots of Kana syllabic script.