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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Recent News

Companion Planting

Two LSA alumni are planting their love of art, sustainability, and science at the United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall.

Shinobu Kitayama receives the 2022 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

This award honors scholars who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances to basic research in Psychology.

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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Events

Feb
03
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Japan: People, Society, Tradition and its Relations with the US 12:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Feb
17
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Dancing in a Swirl of Imagery: A History of Butô Book Talk 12:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Feb
24
CJS Thursday Lecture | Rabelais, Rakugo and Me 7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Mar
10
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Democracy without Policy Competition: Voter Preferences and Single-Party Dominance in Japan 12:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Mar
17
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Uncertain Powers: Sen’yōmon-in and Landownership by Royal Women in Early Medieval Japan 7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Mar
31
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | The Painted Okinawan Female Body: The Struggles of Okinawan Identity and Politics 12:00 PM
Off Campus Location