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Japanese Studies Radio Hour Episode 8 - Beate Sirota Gordon & Japan's Postwar Constitution

Throughout the year, the Japanese Studies Radio Hour will share special recordings from the CJS archives, starting with this special address by Beate Sirota Gordon, given on the occasion of CJS’s 50th anniversary in 1997.

Register Now | 2017 U-M East Asian Immersion Teacher Workshop

Sights, sounds, and tastes | Experiential Learning about East Asia for Teachers | Ways to Teach about East Asia Inside the Classroom and Beyond.

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) promotes and disseminates research on Japan, fosters communication among diverse disciplines, and encourages new approaches in the understanding of Japan and its place in the world. Read more.

The Publications Program of the Center for Japanese Studies publishes research on Japan by scholars from around the world. 

Take a listen to CJS Radio Hour, our new podcasts on Soundcloud. CJS Radio Hour is hosted by Brad Hammond, our Engaged Learning Coordinator, and features interviews with U-M faculty as well as guests and visitors. Mac users here. Windows users here.


We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, CJS needs you—because the world needs Victors.