I am delighted to announce Professor Shinobu Kitayama has been appointed acting Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, effective July 1, 2021, for a one-year term.  Professor Kitayama is the Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology. He previously served as the associate director of CJS. I am grateful to Professor Kitayama for his commitment to the International Institute, Japanese Studies, and international education. I look forward to working together this year.

I would also like to thank Professor Reginald Jackson for his leadership of CJS. May he enjoy an excellent sabbatical year.

Please join me in welcoming Professor Kitayama to this new role at the II!


Mary Gallagher
Director, The International Institute