Professor Jonathan Zwicker’s Tokyo as a Global City GCC (Global Course Connection) group at Waseda University. This program was made possible in part by funding from the Japan Foundation.
In June 2015, CJS organized the first Ann Arbor Japan Week with U-M and community partners. Through Japan-related educational outreach activities, K-12 students and families experienced different aspects of Japanese culture.
Professor Leslie Pincus' Environmental Encounters in Japan: Past, Present, Prospect GCC (Global Course Connection) group at dinner in Saitama.
Momoi in America
Kaori Momoi, one of the top actresses in Japan, visited CJS and Ann Arbor for film screenings and an interview with Professor Markus Nornes. Photo credit, Scott Galvin, 2007
Professor Jonathan Zwicker’s Tokyo as a Global City GCC (Global Course Connection) group in Kamakura. This program was made possible in part by funding from the Japan Foundation.
Environmental Encounters in Japan: Past, Present, Prospect course group's field study trip to Nikko and Ashio dozan in Tochigi Prefecture. This program was made possible in part by funding from the Japan Foundation.
Tokyo as a Global City course group's walking tour of Tsukishima island in Tokyo with Professor Shimura Hideaki (Shibaura Institute of Technology). This program was made possible in part by funding from the Japan Foundation.
Dr. Mariko Okada, CJS's 2012-13 Toyota Professor in Residence and 2013-14 Visiting Scholar, accepts the 2013 Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities.
Setagaya Public Theatre
The company following the opening night of "Complicite: Shun-kin" at the Power Center. (Mark Gjukich, 2013)
Silent Ozu Film Series & Kataoka Ichiro
The special opening of CJS's 2012 Fall Film Series at the Michigan Theater featuring professional benshi, Kataoka Ichiro. (Mike Chu, 2012)
X-Treme Private Documentary
Documentary filmmakers, Kazuo Hara and Michael Moore take part in an on-stage conversation at the Michigan Theater. (Martin Vloet, 2007)
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- Register Now | 2016 U-M East Asian Immersion Teacher Workshop February 12, 2016
- Jennifer Robertson, CJS director of graduate studies, was quoted in a story about how humanoid robots are helping humans rethink gender and sexuality. January 18, 2016
- Congratulations to our MA alum and CJS Community Outreach Coordinator Emily Canosa, who has been honored with an Alumni Spotlight from the Japan Center for Michigan Universities. January 13, 2016
- CJS Special Event | Japan Twang! 300 Years of Tsugaru-jamisen in 90 Minutes
Speaker: Michiyoshi Sato, Shamisen Player
- CJS Cinemanga Film Series | Bunny Drop (Usagi Doroppu)
- CJS Noon Lecture Series | Emotional Rhetoric and the Sinking of the Ehime Maru
Speaker: David Leheny, CJS Toyota Visiting Professor; Henry Wendt III ‘55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University