The Center for Japanese Studies sponsors a series of lectures by faculty members and visiting scholars on various topics from recent research to personal impressions of current events in Japan. The lectures are usually held in the afternoons in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) and are open to the public. In addition to these lectures, the Center also provides several workshops of interest to graduate students focusing on Japan. These include workshops on careers in Japanese studies, scholarships, and overseas study programs.

Spring 2019

CJS Seminars

Please check back regularly as event date nears for more information.
CJS seminars are held in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) unless otherwise noted.

January 9 (Wednesday) / 12:00-1:30pm / "From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese Photographs," by Dr. David Odo, Director of Student Programs & Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives, Harvard Art Museum

January 16 (Wednesday) / 12:00-1:30pm / "Movement-countermovement dynamics in Japanese nuclear power politics," by Dr. Tobias Weiss, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich

Co-sponsorships and Other Events

 

 

Fall 2018

CJS Seminars

Please check back regularly as event date nears for more information.
CJS seminars are held in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 21 (Friday) / 12:00-1:30pm / "Two Centuries of Language and Cultural Contact on the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands," by Dr. Daniel Long, Professor of Japanese Linguistics, Tokyo Metropolian University

Sept. 27 (Thursday) / 12:00-1:30pm / "The controversies surrounding Ainu skeletal remains, indigenous rights, and research ethics," by Dr. Noriko Seguchi, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University

Nov. 16 (Friday) / 12:00-1:30pm / "From the 'Illegal Travelers' to the 'People of the Founding Year:' The Gannenmono and the Tokugawa-Meiji Transition," by Dr. Mark McNally, Professor of History, UH Mānoa

Co-sponsorships and Other Events

Sept. 4 (Tues.) / 3:00-5:00pm / SeminarPineapple Growers, Women Pioneers, and Imperial Adventurers -- New perspectives on overseas Japanese in the history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific / Hamilton Library 301

Sept. 6 (Thurs.) / 3:00-5:30pm / Workshop - Pineapple Growers, Women Pioneers, and Imperial Adventurers / Sakamaki Hall A-201

Sept. 14 (Fri.) / 4:30-6:00pm / CJS Grad Student Networking Event / Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)

Oct. 5 (Fri.) / 3:00-5:00pm / International Public Symposium - "Post-WWII Occupation of Japan: The Censors and U.S. Censorship Policies"/ Hamilton Library Room 306

Nov. 8 (Thurs.) / 5:00-7:00pm / Memorial for Sharon Ann Minichiello, Ph.D. / Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)

 

Spring 2018

Seminars (updated April 4, 2018)

Please check back regularly as event date nears for more information.
CJS seminars are held in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 5 (Mon.) / 3:00-4:30pm / Panel on Takie Lebra: Reflections on a Legacy

Mar. 2 (Fri.) / 3:00-4:30pm / Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Lecture / "Artistic Engagement with Maritime Pathways," by Dr. James Jack, Crown Prince Akihito fellow 2007-2009 / Location: Center for Korean Studies' Auditorium

Mar. 9 (Fri.) / 12:00-1:30pm / "Destiny: The Secret Operations of the Yodogō Exiles," by Dr. Patricia Steinhoff, Professor of Sociology, UH Mānoa

Mar. 13 (Tues.) / 3:00-4:30pm / "Hogaku goes global: NHK Blends in Japan's cultural diplomacy," by Dr. Hiroko Nagai, Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies Program at Ateneo De Manila University / Location: Center for Korean Studies' Auditorium

April 25 (Wed.) / 12:00-1:30pm / "Building PerformCT - a case study of traditional Japanese theater in Digital Humanities," by Dr. Beng Choo Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore

Co-sponsorships and Other Events

Jan. 24 (Wed.) / 5:00-6:30pm / CJS Graduate Student Networking / Tokioka Room

Feb. 23 (Fri.) / 3:00-4:30pm / EALL-CJS talk: Nakai Masakazu and the Theory Complex in Japan, Dr. Aaron Gerow, Yale University / Moore Hall 258

Feb. 28 (Wed.) / 3:00-4:40pm / UHM Library Public Lecture with Dr. Robert Campbell, Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese (NIJL), Tokyo / Hamilton Library 301 / Registration is closed and the event is full.

Mar. 3 (Sat.) / 9:00am-3:00pm / UH Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal - Chrysanthemum Rising, a discussion on sexuality & civil rights in Japan and Okinawa / William S. Richardson School of Law Classroom 2

Mar. 14-16 (Wed.-Fri.) SPAS Graduate Student Conference