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Announcing 2022 Berkeley Japan Prize Recipient

August 25, 2022

Yu MiriThe Center for Japanese Studies welcomes internationally acclaimed novelist, playwright, and essayist YU Miri to the campus as the recipient of the 5th Berkeley Japan Prize for her genre-defying work as an author. YU Miri, a citizen of South Korea, was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan, in 1968 and grew up in...

The Government of Japan honors Professor T.J. Pempel

April 29, 2022

Professor T.J. Pempel

2022 SPRING CONFERMENT OF DECORATIONS ON FOREIGN NATIONALS Professor T.J. Pempel Decoration: Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (旭日中綬章) Service: Contributed to developing Japanese studies in the United States and promoting...

New publication: 'Letters from Japan's Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries'

April 4, 2022
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Cultural historians Morgan Pitelka and Reiko Tanimura partner with one of Japan’s premier experts in calligraphy and letter writing, Takashi Masuda, to translate and annotate 23 letters from the Age of Unification and early Edo period alongside images of the hand-brushed originals...