As Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies at UBC, Howes was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan in 2004. His study of the founder of a Japanese form of Christianity known as "mukyokia", Uchimura Kanzo (1861-1930), is Japan's Modern Prophet (UBC Press, 2005, $85). It received the Canada-Japan Literary Award in 2006. 0-7748-1145-5

[BCBW 2006] "Japanese"