Film Screening & Talk to Commemorate 3/11

A-2-B-C FlyerThe UHM Center for Japanese Studies and co-sponsors John A. Burns School of Medicine and UH Cancer Center invite you to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the Tōhoku Triple Disasters with a focus on families exposed to Fukushima radiation.

This free program is the Hawai‘i premier of A2-B-C, a documentary about Fukushima families by director Ian Thomas Ash. Dr. Shane Morita will explain “Radiation and Health: Thyroid Cancer Risk” as a faculty member at JABSOM, UH Cancer Center, and surgeon at The Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Mire Koikari of UHM Women’s Studies will introduce the film.

Jaku’an Reopening Ceremony

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, Chado Urasenke 15th Generation Grand Tea Master, donated Jaku’an Tea House and Seien Garden to UHM in 1972.  In Fall 2014, ever forty years later, Dr. Sen graciously sponsored the first major renovation of Jaku’an.  A reopening ceremony was held February 13, 2015.  After a Hawaiian blessing and chant, UHM Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman personally thanked Dr. Sen for his continued support enabling UHM students to study the way of tea in an authentic setting for decades to come.  The UH tea club, led by Dr. Sen, capped off the event in characteristic fashion with a tea service.

Read more about this event and watch a short video on the University news site.

Accepting Applications for 2015 EPIC Summer Internship Program

The Ehime Prefectural International Center is offering an eleven-week summer internship for two lucky students (mid May – Late July/Early August, 2015).  Chosen candidates will work at EPIC and other municipal international centers in Ehime prefecture fostering friendship and understanding between Ehime and Hawaii.

Benefits: round-trip transportation (Honolulu to Ehime), housing allowance, modest stipend, medical and life insurance coverage.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2015.  Finalists will be interviewed on Friday, February 27, 2015 starting at 3:00 pm.

Please see our “Jobs and Internships” page for more details.

Human Trafficking in Asia and the Pacific Symposium

Please join us Friday, January 16 for an exciting, jointly-hosted symposium on Human Trafficking in Asia and the Pacific. This event will be held in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Panel Presentations will run from 1:00 – 4:35 pm, and refreshments will follow from 4:35 – 5:00 pm.

PANEL PRESENTATIONS:
Carole Petersen, UHM Prof. of Law and Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Sex Work, Migration, and the United States Trafficking In Persons Report: A Case Study of the Impact on Law and Policy in Hong Kong

Petrice Flowers, UHM Associate Prof., Political Science
Entertainers and Trainees: Race, Gender, and Visa Status in Human Trafficking to Japan

Julie Walsh, UHM Curriculum Specialist, Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Adoption (Under)Currents: Domestic Drift in Adoptions of Marshallese Children by Americans

Clare Hanusz, Immigration Attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
Labor Trafficking in Hawai`i: A Case Study of Thai Farm Workers with Global Horizons and Aloun Farms

Click HERE for schedule and abstracts.