Mrs. Jean Sakihara awarded The Order of the Rising Sun

Mrs. Jean Sakihara (pictured above, center with Consul General Kamo and his wife, Etsuko), widow of the late Mitsugu Sakihara, was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in a special ceremony at the Japanese Consul-General’s residence on November 23rd, 2009. The prestigious decoration honors Mrs. Sakihara’s efforts [...]

Recent and forthcoming Japan books from UH Press

The University of Hawaii Press has a long tradition of strong, Japan-related, publications. Several recent and forthcoming titles maintain this tradition. The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan by Karen M. Gerhart (published July 2009) is the first book in English to explore the ways medieval Japanese sought to overcome their sense of powerlessness [...]

CJS Director Appointed to University of Ryukyus’ Management Council

UHM Professor Appointed to the University of the Ryukyus’ Management Council (equivalent to Board of Regents)

UHM Center for Japanese Studies’ Director, Dr. Robert N. Huey, has been appointed a member of the University of Ryukyus’ Management Council, the Japanese equivalent to our Board of Regents.  The other members of the Management [...]

Lucky Come Hawaii: The Homecoming of a Maui Author

Nationally acclaimed author Jon Shirota will speak in Kuykendall Hall on November 5 at 3:00 pm. Shirota is the author of the 1965 classic Lucky Come Hawaii, the first novel by an Asian American writer in Hawaii to become a national bestseller. He will speak about the Okinawan sense of place in his writing [...]