About Us

The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) is a coordinating unit of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), which fosters the study of Japan across academic disciplines. Our responsibilities include coordination and outreach, the dissemination of Japan-related academic opportunities, public seminars, administering travel awards and scholarships, and overseeing the Way of Tea Center. We are housed among other area studies units within the School of Pacific & Asian Studies (SPAS). The School focuses on the international, intercultural, and multidisciplinary education of UH students.

Learn more about CJS:

The history and mission of CJS



Executive Committee


Donate to CJS:

The Center has an Enrichment Fund through the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation Fund #120-8460-4. Your generous gift will advance and enrich Japanese Studies at UH Mānoa through instruction, research, service and support activities.