Japanese Studies Department Information

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. Founded in 1947, CJS is the oldest interdisciplinary center in the United States devoted exclusively to Japanese Studies. CJS is also part of the University of Michigan's U.S. Department of Education Title VI East Asia National Resource Center, along with the Center for Chinese Studies and the Nam Center for Korean Studies. The Center supports a community of over forty Japan area specialists who teach and pursue research in the University's various departments and professional schools.

The Center for Japanese Studies offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Japan at the Master's level. Undergraduates may pursue Japanese Studies through the Asian Studies major or Asian Studies minor of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.


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