Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship

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!

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).

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Urasenke 42nd Annual Summer Seminar in Hawaii

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.

KAKEHASHI Project Sponsors Cultural Tour to Japan for UHM Students

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.

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UHM Kakehashi tour group participants enjoyed trying their hand planting rice in Itoshima.