Of Interest to Undergraduates

SPAS Grad Conf Seidensticker Award Recipients Named

The 26th annual SPAS Graduate Student Conference, held March 18-20, 2015 in the Center for Korean Studies, attracted promising young scholars from across Asia and the United States.  Among those researching Japan, two of UH’s own stood out for recognition.

2015 Seidensticker Prize for Best Papers on Japan

Kimura First Place Tomoki Kimura
“Historicizing the Hinmin: Social Discourse and Fiction in Turn-of-the-Century Japan”
Yoo Second Place Jennifer Yoo
Theatre & Dance, UHM
“Thy Name is Woman: Performing the Feminine Ghost in Japanese Theatre and Cinema”

The Seidensticker Prize is awarded annually for the best paper on Japan. It began in Spring 2000 to honor Professor Edward Seidensticker, scholar and translator of Japanese literature, who spent his retirement from Columbia in the UH Mānoa Japanese Studies community. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

2015 Monbukagakusho Scholarship Informational Meeting

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students.  For more information, please attend this upcoming informational meeting:

Date:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Location: University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319

CANCELLED CJS Seminar: The Tea Incident of 1824

FarrisTalkFlyerPlease join us Friday, March 13th at 3:00pm in Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room) for “The Tea Incident of 1824,” presented by UHM History Professor & Sen Sōshitsu Distinguished Chair Wayne Farris. Click on the image at left for more details.

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.