Modern Perspectives on Ancient East Asian Texts

Professor Moriyo Shimabukuro from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan, giving a lecture on "Omorosōshi" and Old Okinawa

On September 14-15, an international workshop entitled, Modern Perspectives on Ancient East Asian Languages, was held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. It brought together four internationally renowned linguists from Canada (Professor Ross [...]

2011 Honolulu Okinawan Festival

The Center for Okinawan Studies (COS) again this year ran a booth in the Culture Tent at the 2011 Honolulu Okinawan Festival on September 3rd and 4th.  COS Director Dr. Joyce Chinen, Program Coordinator Ms. Lynette Teruya, and various student and faculty volunteers sat at the table, answering questions about Okinawan Studies [...]

UH students in Asia-Pacific Youth Science Exchange Forum in Okinawa

Two UH students have been invited to participate, expenses paid, in the Asia-Pacific Youth Science Exchange Forum in Okinawa September 23-26, 2011.  The students are Kekaihala`i Avilez, undergraduate double-major in Hawaiian Language and Molecular Cell Biology, and Sean MacDuff, a graduate student in the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) program, working on a [...]

EPIC Internship highlights

UHM students, Mercedes Bazzone (Asian studies undergraduate) and Adam Schuetzler (MA student, Japanese literature), partcipated in the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) this past summer. The main objective of their program was to foster friendship and understanding between Ehime and Hawai’i. Please see below some pictures from their trip:

Mercedes [...]