University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Center for Japanese Studies will have a special guest next week, Dr. Gregory Smits, Associate Professor of Japanese History from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Smits will be a guest discussant on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319). The theme of the discussion is Okinawa’s Challenges in the 21st Century. (Click here for more info [pdf].) He’ll also be giving a lecture on the “Royal Authority in the Kingdom of Ryukyu” (sponsored by SHAPS and CJS) on Friday, April 13, 2007, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. (Click here for more info [pdf].) Both take place on the UH Manoa campus and are free to the public.
Nifee to Charlene G. for the info and links!