The Center for Japanese Studies wishes everyone in the UHM community and beyond a wonderful holiday season. As a reminder, CJS will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2010 until Monday, January 3, 2011. Email questions can still be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org during the interim.
We look forward to a productive, happy, and healthy 2011 with everyone.
We are sorry to report the loss of two friends of CJS in recent weeks: Philanthropist Houghton Freeman, and Jean Mori. Although CJS was a not a direct recipient of Freeman support, many of our students and faculty benefited from programs in Asian Studies that were funded by the Freeman Foundation. Freeman’s direct, no-nonsense approach to encouraging Americans to study in Asia has deeply impacted the field. For a full obituary, follow this link.
Jean Mori was a long-time friend and supporter of the Center. Open-hearted, warm, and welcoming, especially toward our students, she touched many of us deeply. Our sympathies to her husband Victor, and the family.
All of the symposium speakers, performers, and other participants.
Tachimawari demonstration by students in the Theatre and Dance 428 course.
Dr. Jule Iezzi opens the symposium.
The fall 2010 issue of J-Current is now available for download. Click on this link to view and download a copy. This semesters J-Current includes articles on the recent Utsushi and Kabuki symposiums, Nippon Culture Day, the Director and Associate Directors visit to Washington DC, Japan related news from the library, COS, and J-Floor, and much more.