Professor of Music, Dr. Donald Womack awarded the 2020 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

May 1, 2020Faculty News, News No Comments

It was announced last month that CJS faculty member Dr. Donald Reid Womack (Professor of Music) was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. He is among a diverse group of 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists to receive this achievement. In an interview with UH News, Dr. Womack said, “I’m thrilled and honored to have my … Read More

Exchange between Urasenke Chado club members and Doshisha University

February 25, 2020Faculty News, News, Student News No Comments

A “tea exchange” and Memorandum of Agreement signing between representatives from Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) students and UH-Mānoa Chado (Way of Tea) club members took place on Sunday, Feb. 23rd, at the Halekulani Hotel Hau Terrance, in Waikiki. Pictured (from left to right) are UH Tea Club President Jordan Kanemitsu and the President of the … Read More

Update from Professor of Law, Mark Levin

January 7, 2020Faculty News, News No Comments

Winding up a great Japan trip in December 2019, Professor Mark Levin lectured at Waseda University’s Institute of Comparative Law, had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Kaoru Kashiwagi, J.D. 2006 (Hon.), together with Moon-Ki Chai (J.D. ’90) and David Kuriyama (J.D. ’82), expressing the Law School’s deep appreciation to Dr. Kashiwagi for his many … Read More

Spring 2019 Faculty Achievements

May 6, 2019Faculty News, News No Comments

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

Dr. Patricia Steinhoff’s retirement lecture

May 2, 2019Faculty News, Lecture, News No Comments

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

New publication by Professors Nancy Stalker (History) and Mire Kokari (Women’s Studies)

April 20, 2018Faculty News, News No Comments

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