We want to wish Professor Ken Ito (East Asian Languages and Literatures) a wonderful retirement. Thank you Professor Ito for your dedication and leadership to the Japanese language and literature program at UH Mānoa.
We are proud of our faculty members’ achievements and contributions to Japan Studies and their respective fields. This semester we celebrate the following achievements: February 2019 – Dr. Christine Yano, Professor of Anthropology, became the new Vice-President of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Read her welcome post on bridging Asian American and Asian Studies: … Read More
Retirement lecture – “Serendipity and Sociology: Five Decades of Studying Japanese Society” Patricia G. Steinhoff, Professor of Sociology at UH Mānoa April 24, 2019 at the Center for Korean Studies Dr. Steinhoff is a Professor of Sociology, retiring at the end of the 2018-19 Academic Year. She was the first Director of the Center for … Read More
Associate Professor of History, Nancy K. Stalker, is the editor of the new Oxford University Press’ publication entitled Devouring Japan: Global Perspective on Japanese Culinary Identity. Professor of Women’s Studies, Mire Koikari, also contributed a chapter to the book on the relationship between SPAM, canned meat, and Okinawan food. The title of Professor Kokair’s chapter … Read More
On Feb. 20, Mark Levin welcomed Professors Shingo Mikamo, Yunchi Tsai, and Hiroshi Kobayashi of Shinshu University in Matsumoto, Japan to discuss renewal of the UHM William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL) – Shinshu University exchange relationship first established in 2004 by Dean Larry Foster. Since 2004, 8 WSRSL faculty have visited at Shinshu … Read More
Mark Levin, Director, Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Program and Professor of Law, was the lead author of an editorial in the British Medical Journal’s Tobacco Control, published “Online First” earlier this month. The commissioned editorial accompanies a new research paper (by Drs. Kaori Iida and Robert Proctor) that dives into industry documents to uncover historic back-level … Read More
On January 3, 2018, Dr. Steinhoff was interviewed by Roger Jellinek, host of Book Worlds on ThinkTech Hawaii, about her recent book, “DESTINY: The Secret Operations of the Yodogo Exiles” From ThinkTech Hawaiiʻs video description: A North Korean Political Fantasy. Today on Book Worlds Roger and Patricia G. Steinhoff discuss the translation of the Japanese … Read More
Nov. 8, 2017 Professor of Law, Mark Levin, returned this week from ten days in Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan. In Nagoya, Mark lectured in Japanese to a hall of 300 law students and faculty at Aichi University about Hawai’i and the history of same-sex marriage in the U.S. through lenses of constitutional theory and federalism. … Read More