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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Recent News

Announcing The Detroit/Ishinomaki Collaborative Blog

The blog will track the progress of the GIEU Japan/Detroit initiative where the Ishinomaki-based phase of the program is currently underway.

CJS Faculty Member Michael Fetters named 2017 Chair of the Japan-America Society

Michael Fetters is a professor of family medicine at U-M where he directs the Japanese Family Health Program (JFHP) that he founded in 1994.

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.


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