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).


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.


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