“Rakugo in English” By Dr. Kimie Oshima

CJS is pleased to announce “Rakugo in English: by Dr. Kimie Oshima” which will be held on Friday, September 14 at the UHM Orvis Auditorium.

Rakugo is the traditional Japanese art of comic storytelling. The art form is more than 300 years old and provides a way to teach about Japanese culture and customs [...]

“Japanese Politics after 3/11: Trends and Challenges” by Dr. Masaru Kohno

As part of our fall seminar series, CJS is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Masaru Kohno who will be presenting “Japanese Politcs after 3/11: Trends and Challenges.”  In this talk, Dr. Kohno will discuss three emerging trends in Japanese politics since the 3/11 earthquake: the disintegration of the Democratic Party of Japan, the rise [...]

CJS Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Julie Iezzi (promoted to Full Professor in Theater and Dance) and John Szostak (tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in Art and Art History).  Japanese Studies is lucky to have such talented faculty!

The 40th Anniversary of Urasenke Summer Seminar

Photo of Former Governor Ariyoshi

This year marked the 40th anniversary of the Urasenke Summer seminar at UHM.  Roughly 110 guests from Japan, led by Dr. Genshitsu Sen, joined Hawaii tea practitioners for a two-day seminar at the UHM Art Auditorium, sponsored by Outreach College.  Day One featured a presentation by new UHM [...]