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Giving to CJS

All but a small fraction of the funds supporting the Center for Japanese Studies come from private donations both large and small. Your contribution will make a difference in our work. If you seek to provide unrestricted support to us you can make your contribution online here.


Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. The Center is strongly committed to students’ academic needs.

  • $300 supplies a week of one-hour tutorials for a Japanese language courses
  • $3,500 allows a student to study or intern in Japan for one month
  • $15,000 as a partial fellowship brings strong graduate students to the university
  • $20,000 can send 6 students with a professor to Japan for a summer research seminar

Contribute to undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and support here.


Rare Japanese manuscripts and maps--dating back to the 16th century--are the jewel of the East Asian Library, but there are understandable gaps in our collection. Contributions to research materials and special collections on Japan remain much needed.

  • $25 can supply an archival box to house fragile rare and special collections materials
  • $100 can add 1 book, with bookplate acknowledgement
  • $500 digitizes 1 book or map
  • $1,000 covers the cost of an annual subscription to a Japanese journal or newspaper
  • $5,000 employs a student library assistant (10 hours a week, academic year)
  • Any amount can be set aside to fill gaps in our already remarkable rare books collection

Contribute to Center for Japanese Studies Research Collections Fund here.


We also host a variety of public events throughout the year from richly cultural experiences to challengingly intellectual debates.

If you seek to support the Center for Japanese Studies and the many activities that we facilitate by establishing an endowment, please contact Kumi Hadler (kumi.hadler@berkeley.edu). Unrestricted endowments can be established with gifts of $100,000. Student fellowship endowments start at the $250,000 giving level.