Ehime Prefecture Officials Discuss Internship

Officials from Ehime Prefecture visited CJS on October 15, 2013 to report the success of two UHM students they invited as interns over the past summer.  Maia Singhal (MA Asian Studies) and Joseph Peters (MA Second Language Studies) spent the summer working and teaching in the Ehime Prefecture International Center and the prefecture’s schools in Shikoku, Japan.  Ed Hawkins, President of the Japan America Society of Hawaii, joined the meeting as a cooperating sponsor of the program.  CJS thanked Mr. Morimoto, Ms. Omori, and Mr. Hawkins for creating unique opportunities for UHM students to teach in and learn about Japan.  Students can learn more about the EPIC summer internship HERE.
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(l to r) Mary McDonald, Gay Satsuma, EPIC Director Jun Morimoto, EPIC Program Officer Noriko Omori, JASH President Ed Hawkins

37th Annual Japan-America Society of Hawaii Dinner

Front row  (l-r) Yoko Okawa,  Ronald Ho, Donna Vucinich.   Back row (l-r) Gay Satsuma, Mary McDonald, Sakiko Yasuda, Earl Okawa, Sharon Fukayama, Yukie Michelle Lloyd, Ryuei Sato
Front row (l-r) Yoko Okawa, Ronald Ho, Donna Vuchinich.
Back row (l-r) Gay Satsuma, Mary McDonald, Sakiko Yasuda, Earl Okawa, Sharon Fukayama, Yukie Michelle Lloyd, Ryuei Sato

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation invited current and past Akihito scholarship recipients to attend the 37th JASH Annual Dinner on October 10, 2013.  Guests included current Akihito scholarship recipients from Japan Yukie Michelle Lloyd, seeking a vaccine for Dengue at John Burns School of Medicine, and Sakiko Yasuda, studying child dental health in Public Health.  Former U.S. recipients attending were Sharon Fukayama, 2010 scholar in the College of Education, and Dr. Gay Satsuma, Associate Director of the Center for Japanese Studies.  UH Foundation Board Chairman Ronald Ho and UH Foundation Director Donna Vucinich thanked Earl Okawa and other leaders of JASH and the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation for scholarships to UH students.

Thanks to JASH and the CPASF for generously supporting graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i.  Applications are now open for the 2014 awards. More information is available HERE.