Dr. Kimie Oshima brought Rakugo stories to amuse a large audience in Orvis Auditorium on Friday, September 14, 2012. UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple and Acting Consul General Kazunari Tanaka gave opening remarks. Professor of Theatre Julie Iezzi introduced the performer. Through comic tales about animals and people, Dr. Oshima taught the conventions of Japanese sit-down comedy and some of Japanese culture. She made a strong case for the universality of humor as well. Post-performance, Dr. Oshima met the UH community on the lanai outside Orvis Auditorium. Link to event flyer.