Upcoming conferences

There are two upcoming conferences in Honolulu involving CJS faculty and graduate students. As many of you already know the join Association for Asian Studies (AAS)/International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) conference will take place from March 30-April 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center. In addition, the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) will hold its conference on Saturday April 2 on the UHM campus. Finally, two events in conjunction with the Kabuki performance of The Vengeful Sword will take place at Kennedy Theatre on March 31 and April 1. Follow this link to download a pdf schedule of all UHM affiliates participation in these events.

Pecha-Kucha Night

CJS hosted its first ever Pecha-Kucha night on Friday March, 4 to a large and enthusiastic audience. Pictured above are Eric Cunningham (Anthropology), Travis Seifman (Art History), Laura Specker (Philosophy), Yoshitaka Miyake (Geography), Crystal Valliant (EALL), and James Jack (Art History) who all presented excellent and insightful Pecha-Kucha talks. A second event is in the works for later in the semester and will be announced over email soon. Mahalo to all of the presenters!

Pecha Kucha night at CJS

CJS is hosting its first ever Pecha-Kucha night this Friday, March 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Tokioka Room. Pecha-Kucha is a presentation style where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each while the speaker is giving their lecture. We have six UHM graduate students who will speak about their Japan-related research and projects. We’re looking forward to a fun and informative evening and hope you can attend. Please see the flyer below for more information or download it via this link.