Video Conference Lecture on Historical Reconciliation in Asia

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Dr. Tessa Morris-Suzuki of Australia National University (ANU) has arranged to provide access via videoconferencing from Canberra to a guest lecture on historical reconciliation in Asia that is part of a new ANU course, Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific.

Anyone who wants to attend this video conference discussing on Japan and the Cold War needs to send a quick note to cjs@hawaii.edu.

April 1 (Fri) 11:45 am – 1:30 pm. ITS Building, Room 105A. Professor Kimie Hara, University of Waterloo, Canada, “The San Francisco System and its Legacies in the Asia-Pacific: Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific.”

Kimie Hara is a Professor and the Renison Research Professor at the University of Waterloo, where she is also the Director of East Asian Studies at Renison University College.  She specializes in modern and contemporary international relations of the Asia-Pacific region, border studies, Cold War history, and Japanese politics and diplomacy. Her (authored/edited) books include San Francisco System and Its Legacies: Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific, (2015), China-Japan Border Disputes: Islands of Contention in Multidisciplinary Perspective (2015, with Tim Liao, Krista Wiegand) and East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security, and International Politics (2014, with Ken Coates).

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

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“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 Law Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program, William S. Richardson School of Law Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Student Organization
Printable flyer & links to speaker’s background and full paper: RepetaConstitutionAug30

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 for lectures and demonstrations.  Chancellor Apple thanked Dr. Sen for his generous support of Tea Studies and Japanese Studies on our campus.  Dr. Sen’s 90th birthday gift said Superman!SummerSeminarCollage2013Website

Culture, Technology, and Transnationality in the Cold War Asia and Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Asia-Pacific Region witnessed a flourishing of international interchanges and exchanges, involving more than one location and institution and promoting cross-national and cross-regional communications and negotiations.  This symposium will focus on the trans-Pacific exchange of culture, science, and technology as a crucial site of Cold War geopolitical dynamics.

Where: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
When: Thursday, November 15, 2012
8:30am-5:00pm

Titles & Absracts for Symposium
Symposium Schedule
Getting to and Parking@UH

Pecha Kucha Success

Back Row (from L to R): Ms. Camille Mori, Dr. Patricia Steinhoff, Mr. Mattias van Ommen, Dr. Mire Koikari.
Front Row (from L to R): Mr. Stevie Suan, Dr. Hirohisa Saito, Mr. Daniel Allen.

On Friday, October 26, CJS hosted Pecha Kucha IV.  The event was a resounding success, attracting nearly 50 attendees from around the campus and community.  Throughout the evening, we learned about Japanese Role Playing Games being more than the sum of their parts, were given the key to the future of international relations in East Asia (mutual cosmopolitan commemoration accompanied by a critical reappropriation of the Tokyo Judgement, of course), heard tales of one-way sharing of culture by American home economists in post-war Okinawa, entertained speculations on the sorry state of the Japanese Alpine Olympic Ski team,  saw ways of making Japanese Invisible Civil Society visible by examining their gatherings, connectors and traces, and were enlightened regarding how Pure Land Buddhism was responsible for the revival of Shingon Buddhism in the 12th century.  A big thanks to our esteemed presenters Mattias van Ommen, Dr. Hirohisa Saito, Dr. Mire Koikari, Daniel Allen, Dr. Patricia Steinhoff and Camille Mori, and our masterful master of ceremonies Stevie Suan!

Event Flyer.