“Procession” artworks leave UH Library for exhibit in Japan

Works of art depicting emissaries from the Ryūkyū Kingdom left the UH Library on September 7 for exhibit at the National Museum of Japanese History in Chiba Prefecture.   The exhibit in Japan, titled “Early Modern Japan through Parades: Samurai, Aliens, Festivals,” runs from October 26 through December 9, 2012.  When the works return to UH, [...]

“The Senkakus, Okinotori, and The South China Sea—The Linkage among China’s Maritime Disputes and Japan’s Responses” by Dr. Yoichiro Sato

In the second installment of our Fall seminar series, Dr. Yoichiro Sato, author of several important works on Japanese Security and Foreign Policy, will address the Japanese response to maritime territorial disputes with China (e.g., the Senkaku Islands).  Please join us for Dr. Sato’s esteemed commentary on what has become a hot-button [...]

Welcome Back to the New Academic Year

by Mary McDonald, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies

THANK YOU to Robert Huey, Professor of Japanese Literature, for his nine years of energetic leadership as the director of CJS.  Bob Huey is on a well-deserved sabbatical in 2012-2013.  CJS has 36 faculty members this fall, 14 affiliate Japanese language instructors, plus many students [...]