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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Recent News

Masao and Mayumi Oka Scholarship for Japanese Language Studies awarded to first undergraduate recipients

Scholarship provides support for study abroad experiences in Japanese language

New Scholarship Established and Student Awards Announced at CJS

CJS is pleased to announce the recipients of several student awards for 2022, including the recipients of the new Masao and Mayumi Oka Scholarship for Japanese Language Studies.

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

Oct
06
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | The Anatomy of Loneliness: Suicide, Social Connection, and the Search for Relational Meaning in Contemporary Japan 12:00 PM
Room 1010 Weiser Hall
Oct
13
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Becoming Marimo: The Curious Case of a Charismatic Algae and Imagined Indigeneity 12:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall
Oct
13
Diamonds by the Decade: The Best of CJS 75th Anniversary Film Series | A Night of Madness: A Page of Madness with benshi Nanako Yamauchi and Little Bang Theory 6:00 PM
Main Auditorium Off Campus Location
Oct
20
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | The Japanese Film Industry Today: Problems and Potential 12:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall
Oct
27
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) and Fermentation: Conversations on Bioeconomy and Sustainability 12:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall
Nov
03
CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Kawakami Hiromi and the Queering of Distant Intimacies: Reading Japanese Literature from Hong Kong and Taiwan 12:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall