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.

Featured Scholarships & Opportunities for Students

For Graduate Students

The Center for Japanese Studies belongs to a consortium called the Kyoto University Asian Studies Unit (KUASU) which offers opportunities for graduate students to present their research at an international workshop. This year, the workshop will be held at Kyoto University from Nov. 10-11, 2018, the theme is “Self, Others and Community.” KUASU has five travel grants (airfare and three nights in a shared room) for regular master’s degree and doctoral degree students; the workshop itself will feature twelve to fifteen presenters. Please contact CJS Associate Director, Dr. Gay Satsuma ( for the application and for more information. Applications must be submitted to her by  or at 4pm on Friday, July 27th.


CJS Graduate Student Travel Award

Deadlines: Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1

For UHM graduate students who focus on Japan to present papers at conferences or attend advanced training workshop on the U.S. mainland and abroad. The award is up to $1,000 for airfare, per diem, and other conference-related expenses. Learn more.

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