Continuity and Change in Japan Post-3.11

Program Start Date: Aug 13 2020

Location: Online program

Participants joined in conversation with the University of Washington’s Justin Jesty, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Literature who introduced some of major topics and trends of the past 10 years in Japan. The 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, and the 2021 Olympics were major focal points. We also discussed domestic and global politics and social

Depopulation and Degrowth in Japan, post-1990

Program Start Date: Aug 10 2020

Location: Online program

  Participants joined for an opportunity to meet with the University of Washington’s Justin Jesty, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Literature who introduced how Japan’s shrinking population and low-growth economy affect contemporary society. We  learned about trends since the 1990s and forecasts for the future, with particular attention to how they impact different places,

Okinawa: Environment, History and Peace Movements

Program Start Date: Aug 12 2020

Location: Online program

  In this online workshop, we addressed the long history of US military bases in Okinawa and the Okinawan peoples’ struggles for peace and environmental preservation as we highlighted civic engagement across borders. This program was lead by Stan Shikuma and Tracy Lai with Melanie King assisting as facilitator. Stan Shikuma is a taiko performer, composer and

A Resilient Spirit: The stories, experiences, and legacy of Hawai’i’s WWII Detention Camp

Program Start Date: Aug 5 2020

Location: Online Program

  Participants joined us for an incredible opportunity to learn about Honouliuli, Hawai’i’s largest and longest operating World War II internment center from Jane Kurahara, one of the key leaders in re-discovering and preserving this important site and Sandi Chang, granddaughter of internee Sam Nishimura. Our presenters introduced us to the history of Honouliuli, shared their

Teaching from Contemporary Asian Art: Student-Centered Engagement Strategies

Program Start Date: Aug 6 2020

Location: Online Program

  What does an image tell us about the artist’s point of view? How do contemporary Asian artists integrate cultural histories into their practices? How can educators encourage students to share their perspectives, as well as connect art to issues that affect their families and communities? In partnership with the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), this