2020-2021 Japanese Studies Scholarship Recipients

September 25, 2020News, Student News No Comments

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020-21 Japanese Studies scholarships and fellowships! Center for Japanese Studies Fellowships Peter Bushell (MA student, History) Zachary Long (PhD student, History) (photo) Francesca Pizarro (PhD student, Japanese literature) Tasuku Harada Educational Fund Yuko Ida (PhD student, Education) (photo) Takie Sugiyama Lebra Fellowship Ashley Atkins (PhD student, Anthropology) (photo) Eriko … Read More

Dr. Fujio Matsuda

August 26, 2020News No Comments

Dr. Fujio Matsuda, president of UH from 1974 to 1984, passed away on August 23, 2020 (UH News – In memoriam: Former UH President Fujio Matsuda). Some of you may know that Dr. Matsuda studied and practiced the Urasenke tea ceremony for a number of years.  After he retired from the University, he served as the President of … Read More

Now open: 2021-2022 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship application

August 12, 2020News No Comments

Attention UHM graduate students: The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation (CPAS) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. The total award value is $45,000. Scholarship: Covers one-year of study in Japan with an annual $30,000 scholarship award plus $15,000 annual allowance which will cover tuition and one-time roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to … Read More

2021 Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Research Student Scholarship

July 2, 2020News No Comments

Information on the 2021 MEXT (research student) scholarship is available on the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu’s website here. Please share the opportunity with those who may be interested.   PDF flyers:   2021 MEXT (Research Student) Flyer 2021 MEXT (Research Student) Timeline (updated on Aug. 28, 2020)  

Hawaiʻi – Ehime Cultural Exchange Event on June 26 (27th in Japan)

June 30, 2020News No Comments

  On Friday, June 26 (Saturday, June 27 Japan time), three former Ehime internship interns, UH Mānoa alumni (Jaime Gusman-Tateyama, Tasha Hayashi, Mercedes Bazzone), and CJS Associate Director, Dr. Gay Satsuma, participated in an international day event at Ehime’s Matsuyama Higashi High School by presenting on various Hawaiian cultural topics via Zoom. Thirty high school students … Read More

Call for images: COVID-19 times as experienced in Japan

June 4, 2020News No Comments

We are requesting for images taken in Japan during the pandemic. We hope that these images will convey a sense of daily Japan from the ground during the past few months of the pandemic and after the emergency declaration status was lifted. Our intent is to make these images available as a digital collection on … Read More

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

Community Virtual Events

April 30, 2020News No Comments

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distanced operations, we are curating a list of known community virtual events, programs, and resources that may be of interest to current and potential Japan scholars. Access it here. We continually update this page, of community resources, and please note that the events and organizations listed are … Read More

Call for participants: UHM-CJS Hokkaido Interdisciplinary Field Study opportunity, June 1-12, 2020

March 4, 2020News No Comments

Seeking Participants: UHM-CJS Hokkaido Interdisciplinary Field Study 2020 Opportunity (June 1-12, 2020) The University of Hawaiˈi at Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies is seeking seven participants in an intensive 10-day field study workshop in Hokkaido, Japan, funded by a grant received from the Center for Global Partnership. Items covered or provided: Roundtrip economy airfare to … Read More