Three UHM Students Receive Nippon Foundation Fellowships

We are excited to share that this academic year three UH Manoa students were awarded a Nippon Foundation Fellowship to study at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama. The Fellowship is a gracious award that provides students the opportunity to study Japanese language at the esteemed center. The three students, Sean Forte, Francesca Pizzaro and Kalau Almony, are all in the East Asian Languages and Literature department and can be seen in the photo below along with other NFF recipients.

 

Three UHM graduate students on Nippon Foundation Fellowships studying at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan, AY 2016-2017. James Kalau Almony (M.A., Japanese literature), Francesca Pizzaro (Ph.D., Japanese literature) and Sean Forté (Ph.D., Japanese linguistics). Photo by Natsuko Tominaga

 

 

EPIC Internship Promotional Video

We are excited to share a video featuring our 2016 EPIC Interns – Yu Sasaki and Jake Yasumori. The video will be of particular interest to any students who may interested in applying for next year’s internship as Yu and Jake share details of their job duties and the things they liked about spending the summer in Japan.

 

Also, many thanks to the UHM School of Communications’ Media Lab, Ms. Sherrie White, Director of the Media Lab, and her team of students who created this video.

 

Just a reminder that applications are being accepted now until February 3rd.

More information and applications can be found here. 

UH Students Inducted into Japanese National Honor Society

This semester six UH Seniors were inducted into the Japanese National Honor Society and recognized at a special event at the university yesterday. Congratulations to the inductees:

  • Annie Suk Ping Woo
  • Kelsey Mari Shomura
  • Cynthia Sayuri Oshima
  • Evan Michael Merez
  • Jessica Keiko Henry
  • Songmei Cao
Pictured from left to right: Annie Suk Ping Woo, Kelsey Mari Shomura, Cynthia Sayuri Oshima, Evan Michael Merez, Jessica Keiko Henry, Songmei Cao
Pictured from left to right our the inductees: Annie Suk Ping Woo, Kelsey Mari Shomura, Cynthia Sayuri Oshima, Evan Michael Merez, Jessica Keiko Henry, Songmei Cao

 

 

Spring 2017 Japan Studies Courses

Just a quick announcement that we have compiled a list of all Japan related courses being offered at UHM next semester. Check out the wide variety of offerings we are fortunate to have here at UHM. The PDF is available here or under the RESOURCES section in the navigation window.

2017 Ehime Summer Internship Program Applications

We are excited to announce the applications for the 2017 Ehime Summer Internship Program organized through the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) are now open for consideration.

 

2016 Ehime Interns Yu Sasaki and Jake Yasumori visiting a local high school
2016 Ehime Interns Yu Sasaki and Jake Yasumori visiting a local high school

The internship comes with substantial financial support, as two [2] accepted applicants will be provided with funds to cover their travel costs to Ehime as well as housing and a daily stipend of 4,250 yen (roughly $40). Please see the following links and attached flyers for more information on the application as well as the day to day duties and activities of the interns:

 

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