Dr. Kimie Oshima brought Rakugo stories to amuse a large audience in Orvis Auditorium on Friday, September 14, 2012. UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple and Acting Consul General Kazunari Tanaka gave opening remarks. Professor of Theatre Julie Iezzi introduced the performer. Through comic tales about animals and people, Dr. Oshima [...]
Kunii Takezaki performing for the JCC. Upper right: Takezaki displaying a sample of her work.
8th level (Hachi Dan) calligraphy master Kunii Takezaki, from Okinawa, gave a spirited Shodo performance for the Japanese Culture Club on Friday, September 14, 2012. After the performance, attendees lined up to have their names transposed into [...]
Professor Masaru Kohno of Waseda University
Professor Masaru Kohno opened the Fall seminar series with, “Japanese Politics after 3/11: Trends and Challenges.” He saw the divided politics of the Japanese Diet inhibiting political responses to the disasters of March 11, 2011. He questioned whether defections of Diet members from the Democratic Party, rising local [...]