On May 19th, this year’s award recipients of the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship gathered at the Consulate-General of Japan for a reception to celebrate their receiving the award. Junichi Yagi and Jennifer Yoo met with members of the scholarship’s foundation as well as Consul General Yasushi Misawa. Junichi will continue his studies here at UHM as a scholarship recipient through next year while Jennifer will head to Ritsumeikan’s Art Research Center later this year. Congratulations to them both!
In preparation for their upcoming summer in Ehime, this year’s EPIC interns, Ms. Kara Nakagawa (BA, Japanese and Psychology double major) and Ms. Courtney Choy (BBA, Marketing, Management, and International Business, triple major), who will be leaving for Matsuyama (Ehime Prefecture), met with last year’s interns Jake Yasumori and Yu Sasaski to talk about the program and what to expect over their summer spent in Ehime.
We here at CJS are excited for Kara and Courtney – have fun in Japan!
Please see the attachment (download here) for information about the CJS Graduate Research Assistant position:
Title: Graduate Research Assistant – NRC EA
Hiring Unit: School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies
Location: University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Date Posted: April 13, 2017
Closing Date: May 01, 2017
Salary Information: $1706 per month
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time – Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Funding: Extramural funds – federal
To begin approximately mid-August. Pending position clearance and availability of funds. Continuation based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains websites for the National Resource Center East Asia (NRC EA) and the Center for Japanese Studies.
Writes and edits newsletters.
Coordinates lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.
Collects information on East Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) for government and grant applications.
Other duties related to the NRC EA projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with work in or related to East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean).
Full time classified graduate student in an University of Hawaii graduate program.
Experience in designing and maintaining websites.
Excellent communication (read, write, verbal) skills in English at a native or near-native level.
Experience with newsletter layout.
Experience with preparing databases and spreadsheets.
Demonstrated organizational ability and attention to detail, be able work on a team and work without supervision.
Experience in coordinating outreach projects.
Experience in working on projects funded by Title VI National Resource Center.
Familiarity with WordPress
Some knowledge of Japanese language
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of 3 professional references and their contact information (including email addresses), an URL website address of recent website design work and CV/resume. Applications must be postmarked by the closing date.
Address: Dr. Lonny Carlile or Dr. Gay Satsuma
Center for Japanese Studies
1890 East West Road, Moore 216
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: Dr. Lonny Carlile or Dr. Gay Satsuma; 808-956-2665