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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Recent News

Announcing Ann Arbor Japan Week 2017!

Featuring Japanese arts and crafts, sushi, taiko drumming, and anime. Everything will be free and open to the public!

Announcing Japanese Studies Radio Hour - Episode 7

CJS sits down with director Ryusuke Hamaguchi and actress Hazuki Kikuchi to talk about their award-winning film Happy Hour.

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. Read more.

The Publications Program of the Center for Japanese Studies publishes research on Japan by scholars from around the world. 

Take a listen to CJS Radio Hour, our new podcasts on Soundcloud. CJS Radio Hour is hosted by Brad Hammond, our Engaged Learning Coordinator, and features interviews with U-M faculty as well as guests and visitors. Mac users here. Windows users here.


We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, CJS needs you—because the world needs Victors.