Haruki Murakami Receives UH-Mānoa Honorary Doctorate

Photo of Mr. Murakami with U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, who also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

At the Spring Commencement on May 12, 2012, renowned Japanese writer Haruki Murakami was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Hawai’i.  The citation accompanying the award states:

The Center for Japanese Studies congratulates Mr. Murakami on receiving this honorary degree, and thanks him for the time and attention he has given to UH faculty and students during his stay here as Visiting Writer-in-Residence in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

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