EPIC Interns Arrive in Ehime

This summer’s EPIC Interns – Ms. Kara Nakagawa (BA, Japanese and Psychology double major) and Ms. Courtney Choy (BBA, Marketing, Management, and International Business, triple major) – arrived in Matsuyama last week. Kara and Courtney will spend the summer in Ehime helping to further strengthenĀ Ehime-Hawaii relationship through cross-cultural seminars and other related programs. We hope they have fun this summer!


Kourtney and Kara at the Matsuyama Airport

Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Awardees

On May 19th, this year’s award recipients of the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship gathered at the Consulate-General of Japan for a reception to celebrate their receiving the award. Junichi Yagi and Jennifer Yoo met with members of the scholarship’s foundation as well as Consul General Yasushi Misawa. Junichi will continue his studies here at UHM as a scholarship recipient through next year while Jennifer will head to Ritsumeikan’s Art Research Center later this year. Congratulations to them both!


Back L-R: Mr. Allen Uyeda (CPAS Foundation Chairman), Consul General Yasushi Misawa, Mrs. Yoko Misawa; Front: Mr. Junichi Yagi, Ms. Jennifer Yoo

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10 UHM Students Inducted into Japanese National Honor Society

This semester 10 UHM students were inducted into the Japanese National Honor Society and recognized at a special event at the university yesterday. Congratulations to the inductees:


  • Ying Zheng
  • Kana Morimoto
  • Kira Okamoto
  • Tulsiben Patel
  • Kelsi-Ann Matsumoto
  • Cyanne Ito
  • Andrew Yamamoto
  • Brianne Tottori
  • Kimi Iguchi
  • Tyler Kim
Recipients at the Award Ceremony (L to R): Ying Zheng, Kana Morimoto, Kira Okamoto, Tulsiben Patel, Kelsi-Ann Matsumoto, Cyanne Ito, Andrew Yamamoto, Brianne Tottori