UHM campus photo, taken in McCarthy Mall leading to Hamilton Library

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) is a coordinating unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH), which fosters the study of Japan across academic disciplines. It is housed among other area studies units within the School of Pacific & Asian Studies (SPAS), which focuses on the international, intercultural, and multidisciplinary education of UH Students.

Orientation Session for the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship 2020-2021

There will be an Orientation Session (Q&A) for the 2020-2021 Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship on Wed., October 16th from 12pm - 1:30pm in Moore Hall 319.

The scholarship covers one year of study in Japan, for American graduate students at UH Mānoa, with an annual $30,000 award plus $15,000 annual allowance which will cover tuition and one-time round-trip airfare from Honolulu to Japan. There is the option to re-apply for an additional year up to two years. To learn more about the scholarship and for questions, please join us for the Orientation Session on Oct. 16, 12pm in Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room).

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Orientation flyer

General informational sheet

Application (PDF-fillable)


Graduate Certificate in Japanese Studies

The Asian Studies Graduate Program offers a Certificate in Japanese Studies that are open to UHM students of graduate standing who meet the admission requirements. To obtain the certificate, students must complete 15 credits of coursework on Japan, with at least 9 credits at 600 level or above (including ASAN 600J Scope and Methods of Japanese Studies, ASAN 750J Research Colloquium in Japanese Studies), and demonstrate at least second year level Japanese language.

For further information, please contact the Asian Studies Graduate Program Chair, Dr. Young-A Park, at [yapark@hawaii.edu]


Visit Us

Our office hours and contact information are:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Moore Hall 216, 1890 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822

Email: cjs@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-2665
Fax: 808-956-2666