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.

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.

Fall 2014 J-Current

Fall2014J-CurrentCover CJS has published the Fall 2014 issue of J-Current, the biannual newsletter of the Center for Japanese Studies! You can access it by clicking on the cover photo to the left. All available issues can be found in our J-Current repository on the left menu (under Resources). Enjoy and have a wonderful break!

Apply Today: CJS Scholarships / FLAS Fellowships

Please use the STAR online application system to apply for CJS Endowed Scholarships and the Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  If you are eligible and wish to apply for CJS scholarships AND the FLAS fellowship, please submit two applications through STAR. FLAS applicants must also complete the 2015-16 FAFSA to demonstrate financial need. Click HERE for more details.

Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

2015 Japan-America Student Conference Scholarship Opportunity

The 67th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is an excellent opportunity for skill-building and personal growth open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  Attendees will participate in academic roundtable discussions, cultural and social events, lectures, and panel presentations with other students of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  JASC 67 (July 30 – August 23, 2015) will be hosted in Japan at four sites: Hiroshima, Shimane, Kyoto, and Tokyo.  JASC application deadline:  Dec. 31, 2014.  For more information:

The Center for Japanese Studies will fund one UHM student to participate in the 67th Japan-America Student Conference (Note: round-trip transportation to the mainland U.S. orientation site shall be covered by the student).  Scholarship deadline: Jan. 7, 2015.  Click HERE for details about applying.