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.
J-Current Newsletter, Spring 2020
Access our Spring 2020 newsletter, the "J-Current" here. We published the issue on June 9, 2020, and sent an updated newsletter with corrections on June 10th.
Fall 2020 Japan-related courses at UHM
Flyers for Japan-related courses this Fall:
For a full list of Japan-related courses, click here -- to access this folder, you will need to be signed-in to your UH account. Class details (e.g. time, location) may still change, so please check the UHM Fall 2020 Class Availability page for the latest information.
Summer 2020 Japan-related courses at UHM
On March 31, 2020, UHM announced that summer classes will move online. In-person classes for Session II (July 6 - Aug.14) will be determined by May 15.
For a list of Japan-related courses offered during Summer Session 1 (May 26 - July 2), click here for PDF file.
Please check the UHM Summer 2020 Class Availability site for the latest on class details.
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 [email@example.com]
Our office will be closed until further notice. CJS staff are available by e-mail as they work from home during this time.
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