“Sino-Japanese Relations Viewed in a Global Context,” by Dr. David Arase

The Center for Japanese Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. David Arase from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies on Friday, February 7th to usher in a new semester of CJS seminars.  Dr. Arase will address the relationship between China and Japan from many perspectives, emphasizing their global impact.

Please join us!  Link to flyer HERE.


Fall 2013 J-Current

CJS has published the Fall 2013 issue of J-Current, the biannual newsletter of the Center for Japanese Studies!  You can access it by clicking HERE.  All available issues can be found in our J-Current repository on the left menu of our website (under Resources).  Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday break!

Ehime Prefecture Governor Nakamura Visits UHM

Governor Tokihiro Nakamura and 10 leaders of Ehime Prefecture visited UH Manoa on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Every corner of our campus thanked Governor Nakamura for providing summer internships to two UHM students each summer.  Hiapo Cashman and Nahulu Maioho led the Governor through Kanewai Lo‘i. Vice Chancellor Reed Dasenbrock welcomed Governor Nakamura to Hawaii Hall. SPAS Dean Anderson Sutton thanked Governor Nakamura for student internships.  Past Ehime Interns Jaime Guzman, Maia Singhal, Shaun Kindred, Adam Schelzler, and Mathew Manako Tanaka also thanked the governor.


CJS Scholarships/FLAS Applications up on STAR

Attention Students in all Majors and Departments:

Please use the STAR online application system to apply for student scholarships.  In the online system, CJS has two groupings of scholarships: Endowed Scholarships and Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS).  If you are eligible and wish to apply for all scholarships including the FLAS fellowship, please submit two applications using the online system.  Please click here for more information about the FLAS Fellowship.  Additional CJS Scholarship information is available here.

Directions to enter the STAR system:
Go to the website:  https://www.star.hawaii.edu
Log in with your UH username and password.
Enter “Center for Japanese Studies” in the keyword function search.

Graduate Students, by applying for the “Center for Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund,” you automatically apply for the following five scholarships at once:

  1. Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Fellowships (approx. $15,000)
  2. Hanayo Sasaki Graduate Merit Scholarship (approx. $1000)
  3. Minae and Miki Kajiyama Graduate Scholarship (approx. $4000)
  4. Tasuku Harada Graduate Scholarship in Japanese Studies (approx. $4500)
  5. Takie Sugiyama Lebra Fellowship (approx. $3000)

Undergraduate Students may apply for the Avis Morigawara Scholarship ($1000).

The above fellowships/scholarships are for U.S. and international degree-seeking students conducting Japan-related studies at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.  The values of the above endowed scholarships/fellowships can vary from the above estimates.  Please direct questions to Dr. Chizuko Allen, Coordinator of Fellowships & Institutional Research; School of Pacific & Asian Studies; Moore 416B; University of Hawai`i at Mānoa; Honolulu, HI 96822; tel. 808-956-2210.

Deadline:  February 3, 2014.