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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

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.

The Center for Japanese Studies offers scholarship for JASC

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), UHM, is offering a scholarship for a UHM student to participate in the 76th Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), August 1 – August 3, 2024 (required orientation in Los Angeles) and August 3 – 23, 2023 (JASC conference in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Washington, DC). More info here.

The Scholarship is in the amount of $3000 (cost of JASC participation fee)

[*Participation fee does not include the roundtrip airfare from Honolulu to the JASC orientation site in Los Angeles. Student is responsible for covering the round-trip airfare expense and other personal expenses.]

Requirements for the Scholarship:

  1. UHM classified full-time undergraduate or graduate student status at the time of application and during the conference
  2. Evidence of high academic achievement and promise
  3. Submission of online application by deadline December 24, 2023 and acceptance letter to participate in JASC

How to Apply for the CJS Scholarship:

Submit a screenshot of the full JASC application by email to the Center for Japanese Studies ( by December 31, 2023.

Students must submit their applications directly to JASC by the deadline December 24, 2023 to qualify to participate in the conference. To waive the application fee of $20, UH-Mānoa students will use the coupon code: GoJASC- UNP22.

If you have questions about the CJS scholarship for JASC, please contact:

Dr. Gay Satsuma
Associate Director, Center for Japanese Studies, Moore 216 University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
tel. 808-956-2664; fax 808-956-2666; email:

Read Elijah Collier’s report on his experiences as a participant in the 2023 JASC.

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