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Your gift to CJS will support a wide range of CJS activities, including: student funding, academic programs, research, public events, outreach, and publications.

CJS is one of the nation's foremost institutes for interdisciplinary research and training on Japan. Founded in 1947, CJS is the oldest interdisciplinary center in the United States devoted exclusively to Japanese Studies. CJS's outstanding faculty of more than 55 area specialists come from varying humanities departments, social science departments, and professional schools. The Center offers an interdisciplinary MA program and joint MA/MBA. and MA/JD programs. Together with the Center for Chinese Studies and the Nam Center for Korean Studies, CJS is part of the East Asia National Resource Center supported by the Department of Education's Title VI grant program, and serves the community through public events and outreach.

For years, CJS has been supplementing federal and university funding by gifts and endowments. Because federal appropriations to support area studies centers are always at risk, CJS must find ways to assure its financial security independent of federal support. Your gift will help the Center with this effort and ensure the high quality of its programs.

View our Priority Statement for support and read about some of our endowed student awards.

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Other Ways to Give

Outright gifts may be made to CJS in a variety of ways and are deductible as allowed by law. CJS accepts cash, checks, or credit cards; matching gifts (please send the appropriate paperwork from the matching agency with your gift); and securities (stock gifts). We ask you to send your gifts to CJS (Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 400, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042). Or, visit the Office of Development's website. The University of Michigan works with donors and their financial advisors to design a trust or bequest.