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Fall 2012 Japanese Studies Courses

The course listing for Fall 2012 Japanese studies or Japan-related courses are now available. Please see the link below:


EPIC interns in Ehime

Mr. Mathew Manako Tanaka (Hawaiian Language and Travel Industry Management double major) and Ms. Aurora Tsai (MA student in Second Language Studies)  are the 2012 summer interns for the Ehime Prefectural International Center(EPIC). The objective of the program is to foster friendship and understanding between Ehime and Hawai’i. The picture above is […]

In Memoriam, Dr. Agnes M. Niyekawa

We were saddened to learn that Dr. Agnes M. Niyekawa passed away this past May 4, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born in Tokyo, and being the daughter of a diplomat, she lived in various places around the world, but closest to her heart (and accent!) was Vienna, where she spent […]

Good-bye, Agnes

-By Bob Huey, CJS Director

The Center for Japanese Studies is sad to announce the passing of Dr. Agnes Niyekawa, Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.  Her life’s accomplishments will be spelled out in other obituaries.  I would, instead, like to share my personal experiences with her.  […]

Haruki Murakami Receives UH-Mānoa Honorary Doctorate

Photo of Mr. Murakami with U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, who also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

At the Spring Commencement on May 12, 2012, renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Hawai’i.  The citation accompanying the award states:

The Center for […]