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

There will be an orientation for the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship on October 5, 2018 (Friday) from 12:00-1:30pm in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319).

This scholarship is for U.S. citizens in a UHM graduate degree program, pursuing study in subject area(s) that lead to better understanding between the Japan and the U.S.

For more information and for the fillable PDF application, please visit the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundationʻs website located at


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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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

Phone: 808-956-2665
Fax: 808-956-2666