Hello from Ehime!

Ms. Tasha Hayashi
and (BA degree student in Japanese, Business Management, and International Business, triple major) and Ms. Caira Sato (BA student in Communications, honors program) arrived in Matsuyama yesterday and send their greetings!


Hello from Matsuyama Airport Hello from Matsuyama Airport



2018 Ehime Summer Interns

Tasha Hayashi and Caira Sato, 2018 Summer EPIC interns paying respect at the Ehime Memorial in Kakaʻako on May 3, 2018
(L-R) Caira Sato and Tasha Hayashi, 2018 Summer EPIC interns

Congratulations to Ms. Tasha Hayashi (BA degree student in Japanese, Business Management, and International Business, triple major) and Ms. Caira Sato (BA student in Communications, honors program) for being selected to attend the 2018 Summer Internship Program at Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC) in Matsuyama city.

On May 3, 2018, Ms. Hayashi and Ms. Sato visited the Ehime Memorial in Kakaʻako Park to pay their respect. They were joined by past EPIC interns Ms. Courtney Choy (2017), Mr. Takayuki “Tabo” Nagase (2015), Ms. Kara Nakagawa (2017),  Ms. Yu Sasaki (2016), and Ms. Reyna Kaneko, President of Japan-America Society of Hawaiʻi.

Good luck, and enjoy your summer internship in Ehime!

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship


Monbukagakusho Research Students Scholarship Information Meeting held on April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 Ms. Lisa Sakamoto, Program Coordinator at the Honolulu Consulate General of Japan, and Ms. Tomomi Hatta, Vice-Consul, visited UH Mānoa and provided an informational presentation on the 2019 Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship to UHM Graduate Students.


For more information on the application process and general guidelines, please visit the following website: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/jp/smap_stopj-applications_research.html

For sample exams, please visit: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/toj/toj0302e-32.html

For questions, contact Lisa Sakamoto at lisa.sakamoto@hl.mofa.go.jp


In Memoriam:  Victor M. Mori, M.D. (1924-2018)

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Victor Mori. Dr. Mori was a prominent third-generation Honolulu physician who worked as a surgeon for thirty years (1959-1989). He was also the grandson of Dr. Tasuku Harada, the first professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Hawai‘i. Dr. Mori was a generous supporter of the Center. He attended UHM Center for Japanese Studies’ public lectures and seminars frequently, and created a scholarship fund that continues to generously support Japan-focused graduate students at UHM today.

He is survived by his son Michael and daughter Karin, three grandsons (Victor, Vincent, and Kainoa), his sister Margaret Hirozawa, and brother Ramsay.  He is predeceased by wife Marilyn Jean, brother Arthur, sister Pearl and son Russell.


Please refer to the following for more information on Dr. Mori.


Donations in Dr. Mori’s memory can be sent to either the Tasuku Harada Educational Fund giving.uhfoundation.org/give-now (enter fund number 12354902) or to the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii jcch.com/donate.