Maia Singhal, MA student in Asian Studies, and Joseph Peters, MA student in SLS, will represent UH and Hawaiʻi in Ehime, Japan this summer. In preparation for their upcoming journey, the interns took a trip to the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kakaʻako Park where Japan America Society of Honolulu President Ed Hawkins provided a comprehensive explanation of the circumstances and importance of the internship to the Ehime-Hawaiʻi relationship.
On Monday, May 20, Maia and Joseph will fly from Honolulu to Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime Prefecture and largest city on the island of Shikoku for an 11-week summer internship centered around the exchange of good-will and culture between the people of Hawaiʻi and Ehime. Maia and Joseph will visit area schools (from elementary through university), engage with the local community, and even meet the Governor.
CJS thanks Ehime Prefecture, The Japan America Society of Honolulu and the Ehime Maru Memorial Association for promoting mutual exchange activities involving UHM students.