About Us

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.

News & Events

Visit our News & Activities page for CJS faculty and student news, and a schedule of CJS seminars.

Spring 2020 Events Calendar

two male pictured in the picture, sitting seiza style in the jakuan (tea house). The male on the left is preparing a bowl of tea and the male on the right is the guest, observing the making process and awaiting the cup of tea. To his right is a single blossom in the alcove. The window opens to the garden.

Cancelled: Summer internship program in Ehime Prefecture

We are grateful for all the interest and inquiries about the 2020 summer internship at the Ehime Prefectural International Center. Due to health concerns, the program is CANCELLED this year.

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