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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

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Sign up today! 2019 U-M East Asia Workshop Registration

A free K-12 and community college teachers' workshop focusing on architecture as a means for exploring the history, culture, and geography of China, Japan, and Korea. Saturday, November 9.

CJS Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui's article featured in Newsweek Japan

His feature outlines the relationship between the University of Michigan and Japan that spans nearly 150 years of recent history.

Check out our 2019 Newsletter

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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