Can’t Go Native? screening on 2/18

CJS hosted a film screening of the documentary Can’t Go Native? on Friday the 18th in the Tokioka Room. The film looks at Dr. Keith Brown’s 50 years of fieldwork in the town of Mizusawa, Japan. Dr. Brown, a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, attended the screening and participated in a [...]

Ehime Prefectural International Center Internship 2011

The Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) internship is now accepting applications from UHM students. The internship will send two student to Ehime, Japan from May – August, 2011.  The internship includes a round trip air ticket, living stipend, and housing. Duties for the selected students include but are not limited to assisting the EPIC staff, [...]

In memoriam

CJS is sorry to note the passing of Frances Mammana, Ph.D. student in the Department of Theater and Dance.  Frances was researching Okinawa performance, particularly kumi-udui, and had presented a CJS seminar on that topic a couple of years ago.  She was an enthusiastic supporter of Okinawan studies, and we will all miss her energy, [...]

CJS Gradaute Seminar on February 11, 2011

The first CJS seminar of the spring semester will be a graduate seminar on Friday, February 11 from 3:00-4:30pm in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319). Alessandra Sabelli (PhD student – anthropology) will give a lecture titled “Aging with Robots in Japan: A Future with Emotional Technology.” The lecture is based on Ms. Sabelli’s fieldwork [...]