The Japanese National Honor Society (College Chapter) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language. The Japanese program within the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature is pleased to report that nine, or one-third, of the 27 Japanese BA majors who are graduating this semester have been inducted into the National Japanese Honor Society. They are: Matthew Groover, Matias Hansen, Benjamin Hood, Meaghan Nagaji, Lauren Ono, Carolyn Peterson, Arlyn Ramos, Joseph Ryan, and Risa Shima. Academic criteria for student membership in JNHS include: completion of 5 semester courses of Japanese language study (or their equivalent) at the college undergraduate level; a GPA of 3.5 in Japanese language courses; and an overall GPA of 3.0. The Japanese program at UHM is the largest in the nation, and it has consistently expanded in recent years. For example, in the last six years, the number of Japanese BA majors has increased 88% or from 121 in fall 2003 to 228 in fall 2009.
*The photo was taken by Dr. Leon Serafim at the ceremony to celebrate the honorees.