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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

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Mark West, dean of the U-M Law School and former CJS director, talks ethics and lost wallets in Japan with the BBC

“The bottom line, of course, is that people in Japan have their lost property returned because of laws and norms, not some intrinsic notion of honesty. But it works."

Professor Emerita Jennifer Robertson in the NY Times

"I think the Japanese have been more innovative in thinking about applications of robotics in everyday life, but the hype got in the way of reality."

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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