Welcome to Spring Semester 2011

Aloha CJS community and welcome back to campus.

CJS is happy to announce a number of events during the coming semester. The CJS seminar series begins on February 11 with a graduate seminar from Alessandra Sabelli (PhD candidate – Anthropology) titled “Aging with Robots in Japan: A Future with Emotional Technology.” The follow week on February 18, Dr. Keith Brown (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh) will attend a film screening and Q&A session of “Can’t Go Native?,” a documentary looking at his more the fifty years of fieldwork in Mizusawa, Japan. We are also working to schedule additional seminars and will make an announcement when they are finalized.

In addition to the seminars there will be a brown-bag lunch on March 30 with representatives from the German Institute of Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo.

Finally, Honolulu is hosting the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting from March 31 – April 3, 2011. In conjunction with the meeting, there will be a UHM sponsored reception at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the evening of March 30.