Fall 2011 CJS seminars

CJS is excited to announce several upcoming seminars during the fall 2011 semester. All seminars are held in the Tokioka Room unless indicated. We are hoping to add a few more speakers as well and will update the list accordingly.

Aug. 29 (Monday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Motoshige Itoh, University of Tokyo.  Talk will be in the CKS auditorium from 3 pm to 4:15 pm.  A discussion will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Tokioka Room which will be for graduate students only with refreshments.

Sept. 2 (Friday)  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Pecha Kucha night in the Tokioka Room  NOTE THIS EVENT STARTS LATER.

Sept. 23 (Friday) 3 pm-4:30 pm Dr. William Ridgeway, his translation of Nowaki.

Oct. 7 (Friday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Patricia Steinhoff.  Talk will be in the CKS auditorium from 3 pm to 4:15 pm.  Refreshments will be served in the Tokioka Room right after the talk.

Oct. 25 (Tuesday) 3 pm talk by Prof. Yumiko Tateyama – title to be announced shortly.


CJS at the Consulate General with Kyoto artist

CJS Director Bob Huey and Associate Director Gay Satsuma accompanied Mr. Akihiko Izukura and Ms. Masayo Motojima, visiting artists from Kyoto, to the residence of Japanese Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo last week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Mr. Izukura’s upcoming art installations on the UHM campus and at the Linekona Center. Pictured below are all of the guests, from left to right, Mr. Vince Hazen, Dr. Gay Satsuma, Dr. Bob Huey, Ms. Etsuko Kamo, Ms. Masayo Motojima, Mr. Akihiko Izukura, Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo, and Vice Consul Yuko Miyabe.

The Izukura Exhibition will begin January 15, 2012. Please see the new Life in Colors in Hawaii section of our website for more information.

CJS Faculty member honored with teaching excellence award

CJS faculty member Dr. Christine Yano in the Department of Anthropology was among the seventeen recipients of the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching. She and the other recipients will be honored at a Convocation ceremony to be held on September 27, 2011 at 10:00 am at the Kennedy Theatre. See this link for more information on the award and all of the recipients. The Convocation is free and open to the public.

Upcoming conferences

There are two upcoming conferences in Honolulu involving CJS faculty and graduate students. As many of you already know the join Association for Asian Studies (AAS)/International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) conference will take place from March 30-April 3 at the Hawaii Convention Center. In addition, the Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) will hold its conference on Saturday April 2 on the UHM campus. Finally, two events in conjunction with the Kabuki performance of The Vengeful Sword will take place at Kennedy Theatre on March 31 and April 1. Follow this link to download a pdf schedule of all UHM affiliates participation in these events.