Dr. Mariko Okada, CJS's 2012-13 Toyota Professor in Residence and 2013-14 Visiting Scholar, accepts the 2013 Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Setagaya Public Theatre
The company following the opening night of "Complicite: Shun-kin" at the Power Center. (Mark Gjukich, 2013)
Silent Ozu Film Series & Kataoka Ichiro
The special opening of CJS's 2012 Fall Film Series at the Michigan Theater featuring professional benshi, Kataoka Ichiro. (Mike Chu, 2012)
Top of the Park 2012
CJS reaches out to the local community at Ann Arbor's Summer Festival, providing families and kids an opportunity to make kokeshi-style dolls. (Mike Chu, 2012)
Trip to Osaka Castle
Japanese elementary school students on a trip to the historical site of Osaka Caslte. (Mollie Hansen, 2011)
Dancers at the annual Yosakoi Festival in Kochi on the island of Shikoku. (Melissa Van Wyk, 2011)
A view of the snack and mochi-making areas at CJS’s 2011 Mochitsuki. (Mitch Park, 2011)
Otaru Canal Walk
Streetlights and warehouses along a canal in Otaru, Hokkaido. (Kevin Hoxie, 2010)
Okonomiyaki (Japanese “pizza”) being cooked in a shop in Hiroshima. (Drew Foster, 2010)
Dancers in Sapporo
An annual event in Sapporo (Hokkaido) where hundreds of men and women gather to perform choreographed dances. (Kevin Hoxie, 2010)
X-Treme Private Documentary
Documentary filmmakers, Kazuo Hara and Michael Moore take part in an on-stage conversation at the Michigan Theater. (Martin Vloet, 2007)
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- Jennifer Robertson, CJS director of graduate studies, was quoted in an article about the ever-growing use of robots in personal and industrial life in Japan, China and South Korea. September 2, 2015
- IMRA America celebrates 25 years with a gift to CJS August 17, 2015
- New York Times: A Japanese film series curated by Markus Nornes, professor of Asian cinema, offers a rare glimpse of actresses Shirley Yamaguchi and Setsuko Hara in wartime propaganda films. March 25, 2015