CJS Seminar: Japanese Cinematic Activities in Manchuria


Please join us Friday, October 24th at 3:00pm in Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room) for “Japanese Cinematic Activities in Manchuria,” by Dr. Hanae Kramer.  Dr. Kramer, Assistant Professor in the School of Communications at UHM, will speak about the underappreciated and misunderstood legacy of the South Manchuria Railway Company’s involvement in the production of Japanese films in the decades before WWII.

CJS Seminar: Japan’s Visible Minorities


On Friday, November 7th at 3:00pm in Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), Dr. ARUDOU, Debito will present a talk entitled, “Japan’s Visible Minorities: Appearance and Prejudice in Japanese Society.”  He will examine legal and social processes linking Japanese nationality with phenotype and the resulting impact on the treatment of Japan’s “Visible Minorities.”  Dr. Arudou will also suggest ways for Japan’s government to make both old and new entrants into Japan into “new Japanese.”


Crown Prince Akihito Scholars Honored

The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation invited its UHM scholars to attend the 2014 annual meeting of The Japan America Society of Hawaii on September 25.  Four scholars in this photo are, front row (left to right), Arisa Yoshida, Sakiko Yasuda, Yukie Lloyd Sato and Sharon Fukayama.  They were joined by UHM student Ryuei Sato, front row center, and UHM Librarian Hisami Springer, CJS Faculty Lonny Carlile, and CJS Associate Director Gay Satsuma.


Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship


Meet their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan!

The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship orientation session will be held on Tuesday, October 14th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319).  All interested applicants are encouraged to attend and apply.

This scholarship represents a singular opportunity for a UHM graduate student to conduct independent research in Japan.  A unique aspect of the scholarship is that scholars are given an audience with Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan at their Imperial Palace residence in Tokyo.

Additional information is available from the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation website. Application packets are also available at the office of the Center for Japanese Studies (Moore Hall 216).

Best of luck to all applicants!