Category Archives: Scholars

About the 2014 University of Hawai’i TOMODACHI Inouye scholars.

Emily Murai

Emily’s interests as an American Studies major include culture and its impact and influence on different areas. Being from Hawaii, which is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, she is very interested in being able to see those origins. Emily herself … Continue reading

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Sergey Russu

                                         Sergey is currently pursuing a double major in Economics and Russian Studies.. Sergey’s plan is to finish his education by the end of 2014, which means he has one more semester to go. In the past, he has spent a lot … Continue reading

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Chelsie Takasaki

Chelsie Takasaki is currently a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She was a recipient of the Ryukoku University Scholarship for the potential to strengthen the understanding of East-West cultures and relations. During 2012-2013, Chelsie participated in the … Continue reading

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Victoria Jose

  Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Jose. As a scholarship recipient for Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi and Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services, I’m involved in multiple community service organizations. I am a member of Family Programs of Hawaii, where I am a childcare … Continue reading

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Briana Sugai

Hello everyone! My name is Briana, and I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in May of 2014. I graduated with a degree in English, and have been awarded the Meryl Clark Award for excellence in creative writing. … Continue reading

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Kellie Iwasaki

Hello my name is Kellie. I’m entering my sophomore year currently majoring in Asian Studies. I serve on several committees and I’m the president elect for the UHM Campus Center Board and on the leadership Team for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I also work part … Continue reading

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John Peter Cruz

Aloha! My name is John Peter and I am an ambassador for UH Manoa serving as a campus tour guide for the university for three years. I have helped with many campus events over the years that pertain to getting people … Continue reading

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