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)
Top of the Park 2012
CJS reaches out to the local community at Ann Arbor's Summer Festival, providing families and kids an opportunity to make kokeshi-style dolls. (Mike Chu, 2012)
Trip to Osaka Castle
Japanese elementary school students on a trip to the historical site of Osaka Caslte. (Mollie Hansen, 2011)
Dancers at the annual Yosakoi Festival in Kochi on the island of Shikoku. (Melissa Van Wyk, 2011)
A view of the snack and mochi-making areas at CJS’s 2011 Mochitsuki. (Mitch Park, 2011)
Otaru Canal Walk
Streetlights and warehouses along a canal in Otaru, Hokkaido. (Kevin Hoxie, 2010)
Okonomiyaki (Japanese “pizza”) being cooked in a shop in Hiroshima. (Drew Foster, 2010)
Dancers in Sapporo
An annual event in Sapporo (Hokkaido) where hundreds of men and women gather to perform choreographed dances. (Kevin Hoxie, 2010)
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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December 2014 JLPT
The December 2014 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is scheduled on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Registration for this test administration is anticipated to open on September 1, 2014.
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- CJS director Jonathan Zwicker on teaching Tokyo in a global context October 9, 2014
- Mieko Yoshihama Selected for Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence 2014 Wave of Change Award September 25, 2014
- Abé Mark Nornes' new book The Pink Book now available on print-on-demand and as free ebook July 24, 2014
- CJS Special Lecture: Making Japanese Tea: Cultural Nationalism in Practice
Speaker: Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Japanese Politics, SOAS, University of London
- 1:00 PM
- CJS Special Event: Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Speaker: Kristin Surak, Associate Professor of Japanese Politics, SOAS , University of London
- CJS Film Series: Grave of the Fireflies
Speaker: The State Theatre