University of Michigan study abroad programs are handled by the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. You can contact CGIS at 734.764.4311.
Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti (734.487.0130), Schoolcraft College in Livonia (734.462.4400), or Lingua Technics of Ann Arbor (734.662.0434) may offer courses for the general public. Please contact them directly for more information. CJS does not necessarily endorse any of the above programs.
CJS does not provide translation or interpretation services. If you have need of translating services, you could contact Sue Aitken of the American Translators Association and Michigan Translators and Interpreters network. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Yasuo Watanabe of the Japanese and English Professional Interpreters’ Association of Detroit also offers interpretation and translation services for a fee. He can be reached at email@example.com.
CJS maintains several email groups for students, alumni, and those interested in Japan-related employment opportunities. All requests for job postings must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. CJS staff will then forward the posting on to the appropriate email groups. Those interested in the position will contact you directly.
When a staff position is available at CJS, it is posted on the University's website. Please follow the application procedures posted on that website. The Center does not accept applications directly.
If you are a UM student looking for a temporary position, please contact us at email@example.com to see if there is an opening.
U-M's Campus Information Center has compiled a list of accommodations near campus. Please go to this link to visit that site: http://www.umich.edu/~info/.
CJS does not advise travelers to Japan. Please consult the Japan National Tourist Organization.
For all visa-related matters, please contact the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit at 313.567.0120.
CJS employs a part-time Outreach Coordinator to assist K-14 educators on Japan-related topics. Please contact CJS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CJS does not accept donations of used books for our own use. We simply do not have space for them in our office. If you would like to donate dictionaries, magazines, and/or non-academic books, which are in a reasonable condition, we will accept them and offer them to interested students. If your books are on a specific field, please let us know so that we can contact the students in that field. Please contact email@example.com or 734.764.6307.
The University of Michigan Hospital's Interpreter Services also accepts new or used magazines, books, and videos in Japanese for inpatient use. They do not accept "textbooks or X-rated materials." To reach the Interpreter Services Office, please call 734.936.7021.
The Asia Library's Japan section accepts book donations, but only when the books are written in Japanese, are research materials for masters degree level or above in humanities or social sciences, and are about Japan (which means that, for example, they do not accept books about American culture even if it is for graduate-level research and in Japanese). Please contact Mari Suzuki at 734.936.2358.