Japan from North to South: Exploring Hokkaido and Okinawa at Hale ‘Aina


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Aloha HonCC Ohana!

Please join us on campus for a day of Culture, Free FOOD, Activities, during the HonCC International Education Committee’s Spring Event, Japan from North to South: Exploring Hokkaido and Okinawa. All students, faculty and staff are WELCOME!

When: Thursday, March 9, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: HonCC’s own Hale ‘Aina Cafeteria

What: Cultural Exploration of Hokkaido and Okinawa

Activities will be ongoing from starting at 11:00, including fan-decorating, temporary Jomon tattooing, and delicious andagi…all FREE!

Also enjoy our lineup of fascinating presentations on Hokkaido, Okinawan, and Ainu culture:

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM “Uchinaaguchi: What it is, and isn’t; what it has
been, is now, and perhaps will be”, Professor Andy Curry of UH Manoa

11:15 AM – 11:45 PM “Standing on the edge: Hokkaido and Okinawa as ‘Japan’ ” Professor Pat Patterson of Honolulu Community College

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM “Ainu Mosir and the Pacific”, Mapu Hayashi Simpliciano of UH Manoa

1:00 PM – 1:35 PM “Okinawan Music and Dance”, Professor Charlene Gima of Honolulu Community College

1:35 PM Nada Sousou – A group song led by HonCC’s Jill Teraizumi

All events are free! No pre-registration necessary. Just come and sign in on the day of the event to receive your food ticket and join as many activities as you wish. This is also a good opportunity to learn more about study abroad opportunities.

Please let all your students know about this exciting and informative event, and share the flyer. You are also welcome to bring an entire class to the event!

This international education event is funded by The Chancellor’s Fund.

-The HonCC International Education Committee