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!
Thirty five recent college graduates left Honolulu on August 2, 2014, to join the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET). The new JET teachers gathered at the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu on Friday, August 1, 2014, for a pre-departure orientation and farewell reception. Acting Consul General Kazunari Tanaka congratulated them on joining the 135,000 past and present JET teachers from many countries. UHM faculty attending were Pricilla Faucette (Second Language Studies), Lonny Carlile and Mary McDonald (Center for Japanese Studies).
Dr. Genshitsu Sen, 15th generation Grand Master of Urasenke Tea School of Kyōto, brought tea teachers from Japan to Hawaiʻi for his 42nd summer institute in tea studies, July 20 and 21, 2014.
UHM Chancellor Tom Apple offered a dinner speech thanking Dr. Sen for his support of tea education for UHM students, and his personal hospitality when the UHM Chancellor visited Kyoto in March, 2014.
Dr. Sen greets members of local Urasenke chapter. Akemi Kurokawa, head of Hawaii Chadō Urasenke Tankōkai, Dr. Ruth Ono, Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, Mary McDonald, Former UH President Dr. Fujio Matsuda
Student members of the UHM Tea Club serve guests from Japan in Jaku’an Tea House, July 21, 2014.
The Japan Foundation’s “KAKEHASHI Project -The Bridge for Tomorrow” sponsored 23 UHM students and 2 UHM faculty leaders (Lonny Carlile and Gladys Nakahara) on a ten-day cultural study tour to Japan (June 23-July 3, 2014). The tour touched down in two cities, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Activities ranged from visiting museums and cultural landmarks, exploring modern cultural phenomena, to observing and participating in numerous cultural demonstrations.
UHM Kakehashi tour group participants enjoyed trying their hand planting rice in Itoshima.