Center for Japanese Studies

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The Center for Japanese Studies supports and promotes an encyclopedic array of research and teaching related to Japan; we also support the study of historic and contemporary connections between Japan and Japanese Americans. Throughout the year, we host a regular lecture series, colloquia, and symposia bringing to campus a stimulating and always-changing community of intellectuals and public figures, including journalists, performers, artists, and business leaders. Our nearly forty faculty, one hundred graduate students and two thousand undergraduates engage in study and original research that the Center supports with fellowships and grants. The Center also serves as a home for specialists from throughout the world who come to Berkeley as Visiting Scholars. We invite you to join us at our many activities as we strive to cultivate innovative and ever-richer study of Japan.

Professor Duncan Williams (USC) presents his new book, "American Sutra" (February 25, 2019)

"Delicateness in Times of Brutality" Butoh dance performance (September 23, 2019)

BAKAI, Graduate Student Presentations (September 14, 2018)

Visiting Scholar Activity - Cherry Picking (May 2018)

Japan Studies Dissertation Workshop (March 26-29, 2019)

Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Award-winning physicist, receives the Berkeley Japan Prize (October 31, 2017)

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