Events (2022)

Nov. 16 (Wednesday) / 12 noon – 1:30pm / Virtual / “Contemporary Sagi Kyōgen: Liminal Spaces & Conceptualizing Tradition Outside Kyōgen’s Professional World” by Dr. Alex Rogals, Japanese Studies Fellow, Hunter College/Flyer here/ The recording of Dr. Rogals’s talk is available on our YouTube channel: CJS YouTube

Nov. 2 (Wednesday) / 12 noon – 1:30pm / Virtual / “Marital Surname System in Japan – the Fufubessei Issue and the Disparate Impact of Civil Code Article 750 and Family Registry Law,” by Ms. Reiko Kato, Independent Scholar, Wm. S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. 2016 UH Mānoa/ Flyer here / The recording of Ms. Kato’s talk is available on our YouTube channel: CJS YouTube

Aug. 30 (Tuesday) / 12 noon – 1:30pm / Hybrid presentation / “Contending with the Modern West: Japanese and Yiddish Satires in the Era of High Imperialism,” by Dr. David Gordon, Professor of Asian History at Shepherd University / Flyer here / The recording of Dr. Gordon’s talk is available on our YouTube channel: CJS YouTube


Co-sponsorships and Other Events

Nov. 10 (Thursday) / 12 noon – 1:30pm / Virtual /Bento Box Series/”Making Ikumen Out of You: Will Japan’s Amended Child Care and Family Leave Law Convince More Men to Take Paternity Leave?” by Matthew Gozun (William S. Richardson Law School student) and “Insights on the Possibility of Inclusiveness of Women in Law Studies of Japan” by Makoto Kurokawa (William S. Richardson Law School student) / The Bento Box event will be in an on-screen Zoom meeting workshop format — limited to around 20 participants from the UHM campus community or by invitation — to enable informal and open engagement with the presenters regarding their work / Flyer here/

Sept. 4 (Sunday) / 8:30am – 5:00pm / Location: WSRSL room CR2 (with virtual option) / Symposium hosted by the William S. Richardson School of Law’s (WSRSL) Pacific-Asian Legal Studies program –  “共感 Like-Minded Endeavors: Education Programs in the U.S. and Japan Prisons through Film and Lived Experience” / Symposium guide here (in PDF)


Spring 2022 CJS Webinars and New Bento Box Series

March 2 (Wed.) / 12:00pm – 1:15pm HST / Bento Box #1 / Women’s Rights in Japan, Speaker: Nicole Hamamura / The Japanese Self-Defense Forces: Their Evolution and Departure from Its Original Goal, Speaker: Nadine Sauer / PDF flyer here. / (Not recorded.)

March 9 (Wed.) / 12:00 pm – 1:00pm HST / Unpredictable Agents / Panelists: Sanae Nakatani, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Yohei Sekiguchi, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Mari Yoshihara, PhD, Brown University / PDF flyer here. / Link to recording on YouTube here.

April 13 (Wed.) / 12:00 – 1:00pm HST / Projects I Finally Have Time For / Speaker: Robert Huey, PhD, Retired Professor of Japanese, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa / PDF flyer here. / (Not recorded).

April 27 (Wed.) / 12:00 – 1:00pm HST / Women in Japan’s National and International Diplomacy: Choosing the UN / Speaker: Petrice Flowers, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa / PDF flyer here. / Link to recording on YouTube here.

April 28 (Thurs.) / 12:00 – 1:00pm HST / Bento Box #2 / Speaker: Andre Haag, PhD, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa / (Not recorded).