CJS Visiting Scholars


Enoki Professor Kazue Enoki of Hōsei University is conducting research on the labor history of Japanese-American women in Hawaiʻi.
Kaji Ms. Mizuho Kajiwara is a journalist with the Asahi Shimbun who has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct research on the maritime security policies of the U.S., China, Korea, and Japan in East Asia.
Taguchi Professor Ritsuo Taguchi of Ryūkoku University is researching 1) the history of Japanese local literature in Hawaiʻi, 2) the differences and similarities between Okinawan literature and Hawaiian literature, and 3) the reception and evaluation of Murakami Haruki’s works in the U.S.


Professor Nishimura Professor Mika Nishimura of Seikei University is conducting research on Japanese civil service reform in comparison with Hawaiʻi’s civil service and U.S. federal civil service.
Professor Olson Professor Duane Olson of Seinan Gakuin University is conducting research on Japanese political discourse.
Professor Tada Professor Osamu Tada of Hitotsubashi University is conducting a comparative historical research project on Hawaiʻi, Guam, Okinawa, and other Pacific Islands, mainly in terms of tourism.


Professor Kuraishi Professor Shino Kuraishi of Meiji University researches documentary photography as a source of evidence regarding the historical relationship between Okinawa and Hawaiʻi, especially in the immigration phase.
Professor Monobe Professor Hiromi Monobe of Doshisha University is interested in international students who studied in Japan during the prewar period.
Professor Tezuka Professor Yoshiharu Tezuka from Komazawa University works in Cultural Studies and Asian Studies, researching Japanese media and film studies in America.