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Parades and Processions Events, February 2013

“Picturing the Ryūkyūs: Images of Okinawa in Japanese Artworks from the UH Sakamaki/Hawley Collection” drew visitors February 8-22 to the UHM Art Gallery Exhibit.  Curator John Szostak displayed the entire length of two handscrolls from 1671 and 1710 showing ambassadors from the Ryūkyū Kingdom on their tributary march toward Edo.  […]

“Zenchō Everywhere: A Brief History of Earthquake Prediction in Japan, 1855-2012,” by Gregory Smits

On Tuesday, February 12th, Dr. Gregory Smits, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University, kicked off the 2013 CJS Seminar Series with his findings on the failed history of earthquake prediction in Japan.  Audience members learned that since the 1854 Ansei-Tōkai earthquake, despite vast intellectual and material resources poured into earthquake prediction in […]

Ehime Prefecture Visit

The 12th annual observance at the Ehime Maru Memorial brought many to Kakaako Waterfront Park on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Families and officials from Japan and Hawai‘i honored the students and crew who died.  On Monday, February 11, officials from Ehime Prefecture visited the Center for Japanese Studies to invite two University of Hawaii students […]

2013 EPIC Summer Internship Program Accepting Applications

The Ehime Prefectural International Center is offering an eleven-week summer internship for two lucky students.  Chosen candidates will work at EPIC and other municipal international centers in Ehime prefecture.

Benefits: round-trip transportation (Honolulu to Ehime), housing allowance, modest stipend, medical and life insurance coverage.

The application deadline is Monday, March 4, 2013.  Finalists will be interviewed on […]

Memorial Tribute Service to be held in Honor of Avis Morigawara


Everyone is invited to a tribute to Avis Morigawara on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 4 pm in Saunders Hall Courtyard.   Avis passed away in November 2012 in her 31st year of UH employment, most recently with the UHM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Avis was a lifelong scholar […]