2016/4/29 16:13:39

A group of students who study Japanese at Kapolei High School visited the HTIC campus on April 19, 2016, and joined our Japanese class. Some Japanese students joined the class that day as well. After some interactive class activities, the students were given a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration and enjoyed drinking green tea and eating sweets. [Click photos to enlarge]

2016/4/28 16:28:41

HTIC welcomed a group of 14 Waipahu High School students and two teachers to campus on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The students joined one of Minori Murata's classes and enjoyed participating in class activities together -- followed by a delicious sushi lunch. [Click photos to enlarge]

2015/12/29 14:28:01

On December 28, 2015, HTIC welcomed five recent graduates to our Kapolei campus. From left to right, Kento Amano and Ena Hasegawa now attend Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mai Hagihara now attends UH Manoa, and Toi Baba and Daiki Yamaguchi now attend Stony Brook University in New York. Also pictured are Front Desk Services Manager Asa Asasaki and OSS Director Yukari Kunisue.

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2015/12/11 9:06:00

The ʻUluʻulu Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi at UH West Oʻahu recently digitized archival video footage of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye speaking to Hawaiʻi residents in Japanese. A complete translation of the video “Senate Recording Studios 1963” was not fully accessible to non-Japanese-speaking researchers until now. Through a collaboration with instructor Kristy Ringor and her History 281 students at neighboring Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC), the ʻUluʻulu Archive now has a translation of the speech.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the ʻUluʻulu Archive hosted a presentation where HTIC students presented findings from their translation work and provided context about Senator Inouye’s life at the time of the film. They discussed differences between the English and Japanese language versions of the speech and the reasons for those differences. The discussion addressed Inouye’s life; nuances of language focusing on the use of English and Japanese; and historical events including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, mentioned by Inouye in the “Senate Recording Studios 1963” broadcast.

This free event was held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 10-11 a.m. in the UHWO Library ʻUluʻulu Archive Exhibition Space.

Image courtesy of 'Ulu'ulu Henry K. Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi

[This original news story is found on the UHWO web: http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/ekamakanihou/?p=2149.]

2015/11/25 8:59:00

As a part of International Education Week 2015, Wednesday, November 18, was "Japan Day" on the campuses of HTIC and UH West Oahu. Marukame Udon served Japanese food on the HTIC campus lawn ($3 - $6 per dish) beginning at 4:30 pm. Then the Japanese animated movie "The Garden of Words" [言の葉の庭] was screened in the HTIC Auditorium (free admission!) at 6:00 pm. UHWO Professor Jayson Chun delivered a keynote mini-lecture before the movie. HTIC was honored to welcome Consul General Yasushi Misawa from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as a special guest.

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