The 4th HOKU Symposium for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between Kobe University and the University of Hawai’i

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We are pleased to announce that the 4th HOKU Symposium for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between Kobe University and the University of Hawai’i will be held on Tuesday 4 February 2020, at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall). The venue is located on the East-West Center campus, which is adjacent to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. The symposium aims to promote dialogue and the sharing of research results. It offers an ideal opportunity to present new findings and exchange ideas in the following areas; ‘History and Literature of Japanese Americans in Hawaii’ and ‘Economics for Sustainable Society in Hawaii and Japan’. The speakers are from Kobe University and the University of Hawai’i.
We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu.

 

The program can be found →here
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For more details- please refer to the event poster. →here


General Information


Date:
Tuesday 4 February 2020 9:15AM-5:00PM
Venue:
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall
East-West Center, Pacific Room
1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848 USA
Program:
9:15am - 9:20am Opening remarks
Chair: Prof. Yasuhito Shirai, Deputy Director, the Office of the Americas of Kobe University
Opening remarks: Prof. Hideyuki Yamamoto, Director, Office of the Americas & Honolulu Office of Kobe University
9:20am - 12:30pm Session 1: 'History and Literature of Japanese Americans in Hawaii'
Chair: Prof. Hideyuki Yamamoto, Kobe University
Prof. Rie Makino, Nihon University (Japan) 'Juliet Kono and Her Local Hawaii: Glocalism in Tsunami Years'
Associate Prof. Alina E. Anton, Kobe University (Japan) 'At the End of the Rainbow: Nikkei Endeavors in Hawai’i'
Prof. Ruth Y. Hsu, University of Hawai’i (USA) 'On Not Turning Japanese American in Hawai'i: Literary Representations of National and Cultural Identities'
Prof. Shizue Osa, Kobe University (Japan) 'US-Occupied Japan and Japanese American Women'
Commentator: Prof. Miriam Sharma, University of Hawai’i (USA)
2:00pm - 4:55pm Session 2: 'Economics for Sustainable Society in Hawaii and Japan'
Chair: Prof. Tomoko Kinugasa, Kobe University (Japan)
Prof. Denise E. Konan, University of Hawai’i (USA) 'Impact of solar penetration on net electricity load profiles on Oahu, Hawaii'
Prof. Tomoko Kinugasa, Kobe University (Japan) 'Challenges facing Japan under a Declining Population'
Dr. Kimberly Burnett, University of Hawai’i (USA) 'Linked natural resource management: Examples from Hawaii and Japan'
4:55pm - 5:00pm Closing remarks
TBD, (East-West Center (USA))

Language:
English
Host:
Institute for Promoting International Partnerships, Kobe University
Contact:
International Affairs Planning Division, Kobe University
TEL: +81-78-803-5282
Email: intl-relations @office.kobe-u. ac.jp
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