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CJS Faculty Member Jennifer Robertson discusses Japan's Genderless in the NY Times

“It’s about blurring the boundaries that have defined pink and blue masculinity and femininity...."

LSA Student Laura Suzuki makes splash at JLL Tokyo

Through LSA and CJS's Japan Internship Initiative, Laura Suzuki (LSA International Studies) spent her summer interning at the Tokyo offices of JLL, an international real estate investment firm

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.