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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

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Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

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Dr. Kristi Govella and Dr. Crystal Pryor address COVID-19 and Japanese Politics: EWC Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines around the world in 2020
and complicated an already tangled web of political, economic, and
security dynamics in the Asian region. The webinar addressed recent
developments in Japan’s domestic affairs as well as its external
diplomacy, including questions such as: How has COVID-19 affected
Japanese politics and the outlook for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe? Have
there been significant shifts in Japanese foreign economic and
security policy during the pandemic, or do we see more continuity than

The Asian Studies Program’s Dr. Kristi Govella addressed these issues in conversation with Dr. Crystal Pryor, Director of Non-Proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships at Pacific Forum.

The July 1 webinar, hosted by the East-West Center and co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, is available to view here:

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