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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Recent News

Professor Michael Fetters receives Award of Excellence from the Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario

The honor acknowledges his efforts to improve the health of Michigan’s Japanese community through direct patient care and medical education.

Congratulations to CJS Director Reginald Jackson!

His book "A Proximate Remove: Queering Intimacy and Loss in The Tale of Genji" received an Honorable Mention for the John Whitney Hall Prize (Japan) at #AAS2023 !

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 with a mission to promote research and teaching in Japanese studies.

CJS is home to faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and professional schools, artists and scholars visiting from near and far, and community organizations engaged in Japan-related activities in Michigan.

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