Upcoming 2023 Spring CJS Seminars

Many exciting CJS events are already set for this semester! For more information and updates, please visit the event page and we’ll keep you posted. 

Nippon Culture Day

Nippon Culture Day at UH Mānoa is back! Nearly 700 students and visitors participated! All enjoyed activities, such as Origami, calligraphy, and tea ceremony. Read more about Nippon Culture Day in the UH news.

[December 6, 2022]

Jaku’an marks its 50th anniversary

The time-honored structure was erected in 1972, after Genshitsu Sen, a 15th generation grand tea master, commissioned the building of a chashitsu (authentic tea ceremony house) in Hawaiʻi. First constructed in Japan and reassembled in Hawaiʻi, Sen donated the structure to UH in an effort to carry out his life’s mission of fostering peace through the teaching of tea ceremony.

Read more in the UH News about Jaku’an

Traditional Japanese tea house marks 50 years at UH Mānoa

[November 22, 2022]

2023 JET Program

The applications for the 2023 JET Program will be available online from Monday, September 26th.

The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu will be hosting two Virtual Information Sessions: Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20. See the flyer for more information and links for pre-registration.

Information and application for the 2023 JET Program can be found on their website at: The deadline to submit applications and all accompanying documents is by Friday, November 18, 2022 (11:59 pm, HST).

[September 12, 2022]

Now open: 2023-2024 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship application

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 Japan.

Open to: American graduate students at UH Mānoa pursuing study in subject area leading to better understanding between Japan and the U.S.

Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Orientation Session via Zoom: Friday, September 23, 2:00-3:00pm

RSVP to to confirm your attendance and receive the zoom link to join the session. 

For more information, visit

[July 21, 2022]

Dr. Sen’s July 2022 visit to Honolulu

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