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Asian Studies series hosts awards, Japanese musician

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Mark Wednesday, May 20, on your calendars, for the series’ annual “Asian Studies Focus Award” event. It will take place on the Sylvania Campus, in ST 107, from noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring a koto (Japanese harp) performance by Yukiko Vossen after a welcome from Campus President Linda Gerber. Yukiko’s performances in the U.S. include concerts as an ensemble member under the direction of Jazz shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player/composer John Kaizan Neptune and Koto virtuoso Kazue Sawai. In the past year Yukiko has performed concerts and lecture performances with Peter Zisa; their most recent educational performance lectures – “West meets East” – explored the diverse and rich musical landscapes of the koto and the classical guitar.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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