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!

Talk on Japan’s Residual Sovereignty of Okinawa during U.S. Administration by Dr. Lonny Carlile

Please join us next Tuesday, September 30th for a talk by UHM Asian Studies Associate Professor Lonny Carlile.  Dr. Carlile will discuss the administration of Japanese law and government in Okinawa during the critical U.S. administration period.   This talk is brought to you by our friends in the Center for Okinawan Studies.  Click HERE to view the flyer.

Title: “Residual Sovereignty in Practice:  Japanese Law and Government in the US-Adminstered Okinawa, 1952-1972.”
Speaker: Dr. Lonny Carlile, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, UHM
Date: September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)

New JET Teachers to Japan

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).