Japanese Poetry Contest 2004

2004 Winners

Out of 221 entries, 26 poems by the following students were awarded prizes:


JPN 100-102 Division:
First Place (free-form) Anna Porter
Second Place Cori Hiraki
Third Place Shayna Horie
Honorable Mention Sam Apuna
Honorable Mention Melanie Kosaka
201-202 Division:
First Place Anthony Stalter
Second Place John O’Donnell
Third Place April Yasaka
Honorable Mention Diana Lee
Honorable Mention Alison Kato
Honorable Mention Kimberly Imamura
Honorable Mention Lawrence Lau
Honorable Mention Sherry Tanaka
Honorable Mention Rylan Yamaguchi-Chang
Honorable Mention Tiffinie Kiyota
Honorable Mention Haiyoung Oh
301-402 Division:
First Place Vivian Fukumitsu
Second Place Jenny Migita
Third Place Rie Saigusa
Honorable Mention Joan Pan
Honorable Mention Aleksandra Amelia Zakrzewska
Honorable Mention Margret Arakaki
Honorable Mention Kristi Kayo Saito
Honorable Mention Zachary Bass
Honorable Mention Qiu Zhong
Honorable Mention Cheri Nakamura



The judges were Gladys Nakahara, Masami Lachmann, Misako Steverson, Nobuko Ochner, and Emiko Ishigaki.



  •  Emiko Ishigaki
  • Gyotaku Restaurant
  • Hakubundo, Inc.
  • Kajima Construction
  • K. Kinoshita of Prudential
  • Marukai Corporation
  • The Japan-America Society of Hawaii
  • Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaii
  • Department of E.A.L.L. (K Kondo, S. Hirate T. Krafehn, M. Lachmann, K. Masunaga, G. Nakahara, N. Ochner, K. Shoji, M, Steverson, Y. Tateyama, Japanese Literature faculty)


Winning Poems

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 100 – 102 Division


201 – 202 Division




301 – 402 Division




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