Aloha Oe, Dr. Brandon. What a generous teacher, mentor, director & friend! To a young grad student like myself in 1972, he was patient, encouraging, and energizing, and opened up a whole new world of the performing arts of Southeast Asia & Japan. Due to his contributions to the UH theater dept. & to me personally, I was motivated to further my studies in Southeast Asia in anthropology. Many like myself are grateful for Jim Brandon & to him for influencing our lives in a positive, meaningful way. Mahano nui loa, Dr. Brandon!