Open to all graduates living in Japan and people who have attended the University of Hawai‘i, friends of the University of Hawai‘i and people who have a general deep love of Hawai‘i. The chapter was established on June 25, 2008 by Naoko Chimaru. We meet several times a year in the Tokyo area to get together and have a great time. We have ono Hawaiian food at our events, Hawaiian entertainment, and lots of aloha to go around. Anyone homesick for Hawai‘i in Japan is invited! We have had prominent speakers from the University of Hawai‘i as well as other famous people connected to Hawai‘i. We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our events! Aloha!

Chapter Mission

UHAA–Japan (UHAAJ) promotes and supports the University of Hawai‘i, connects alumni and friends living in Japan with the university, builds stakeholder relationships in the community, and inspires pride among the University of Hawai‘i ‘ohana. UHAA honors its "Pa‘ahana," or "commitment," to you, our valued alumni and friends, and to furthering the goals of the University of Hawai‘i.

Board of Directors

Chie Hashimoto

William S. Richardson School of Law 2006
Dedicated martial artist and enthusiastic belly dancer
Vice President
Kennard Wong

Shidler College of Business, accounting
Dedicated NICE Program interchanger and avid karaoke and shower singer
Taeko Yasutake

Shidler College of Business
Loves ballet and learning to dance en pointe
Tomoko Nakanishi

William S. Richardson School of Law 2007
Loves relaxing in the great beauty of nature and singing
Sachi Nakayama
William S. Richardson School of Law 2005
Loves playing tennis and cooking with family
Fumi Nitta
PhD cultural anthropology
Fulbright scholar, scuba diver and Shorinji Kempo black belt holder
Moto Tomita
Former UH dormitory hall director
Scholar-athlete, ISO Outstanding Student of the Year honoree

University of Hawai‘i Alumni