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 [...]

Interns at Ehime-maru memorial at Kakaako Park

Ms. Aurora Tsai and Mr. Mathew Manako Tanaka, who will intern at the Ehime Prefectural International Center, attended an orientation on the Ehime-maru tragedy and then offered flower lei at the memorial at Kakaako Park.

 

Former adviser to COS receives Japanese government award

We are pleased to announce that former Senior Adviser to the Center for Okinawan Studies, Mr. Robert Nakasone, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Japanese government in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United [...]

New Upcoming Course: ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora

A brand new course is being offered by the UHM Department of Anthropology during the Fall 2012 semester.  ANTH 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora will be taught by Dr. Christine Yano.

Here’s an excerpt from the course description:

Anth 487 Okinawa and Its Diaspora (Writing intensive)

Okinawa constitutes a separate but related culture and history [...]