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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

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Reginald Jackson named director of CJS

Professor Jackson will serve as the new director for the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) for a three year term, effective July 1, 2020.

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Japanese Studies on Black Lives Matter protests in Japan

The protests are an interesting phenomenon, particularly since Japanese see police more as “caring guardians,” which in turn makes it easier for the Japanese public to feel offended about police brutality in the United States.

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.

Founded in 1947, CJS is the oldest interdisciplinary center in the United States with a mission to promote research and teaching in Japanese studies.

CJS is home to faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and professional schools, artists and scholars visiting from near and far, and community organizations engaged in Japan-related activities in Michigan.

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