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

Past and Future Ehime Summer Interns Meet

In preparation for their upcoming summer in Ehime, this year’s EPIC interns, Ms. Kara Nakagawa (BA, Japanese and Psychology double major) and Ms. Courtney Choy (BBA, Marketing, Management, and International Business, triple major), who will be leaving for Matsuyama (Ehime Prefecture), met with last year’s interns Jake Yasumori and Yu Sasaski to talk about the program and what to expect over their summer spent in Ehime.

We here at CJS are excited for Kara and Courtney – have fun in Japan!


Ms. Kara Nakagawa, Ms. Courtney Choy, Mr. Jake Yasumori (2016 Ehime intern), and Ms. Yu Sasaki (2016 Ehime intern) pay their respects at the the Ehime-maru memorial in Kakaako Park on May 5, 2017.

Center for Japanese Studies Graduate Research Assistant Position

Please see the attachment (download here) for information about the CJS Graduate Research Assistant position:
Title: Graduate Research Assistant – NRC EA
Hiring Unit: School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies
Location: University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Date Posted: April 13, 2017
Closing Date: May 01, 2017

Salary Information: $1706 per month
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time – Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary
Funding: Extramural funds – federal
Other Conditions:
To begin approximately mid-August. Pending position clearance and availability of funds. Continuation based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains websites for the National Resource Center East Asia (NRC EA) and the Center for Japanese Studies.
  • Writes and edits newsletters.
  • Coordinates lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Collects information on East Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) for government and grant applications.
  • Other duties related to the NRC EA projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with work in or related to East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean).
  • Full time classified graduate student in an University of Hawaii graduate program.
  • Experience in designing and maintaining websites.
  • Excellent communication (read, write, verbal) skills in English at a native or near-native level.
  • Experience with newsletter layout.
  • Experience with preparing databases and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability and attention to detail, be able work on a team and work without supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in coordinating outreach projects.
  • Experience in working on projects funded by Title VI National Resource Center.
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Some knowledge of Japanese language

To Apply:


Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of 3 professional references and their contact information (including email addresses), an URL website address of recent website design work and CV/resume. Applications must be postmarked by the closing date.

Address: Dr. Lonny Carlile or Dr. Gay Satsuma
Center for Japanese Studies
1890 East West Road, Moore 216
Honolulu, HI 96822

Inquiries: Dr. Lonny Carlile or Dr. Gay Satsuma; 808-956-2665


thumbnail of CJS GA ad Apr 2017