Center for Japanese Studies

Fall 2021 CJS Chair's Greetings

August 25, 2021

Dear Members of the CJS Community, Junko Habu

Welcome back to the new academic year on campus! A special warm welcome to first- and second-year graduate students whom we can finally meet in person! The COVID-19 situation continues to be unpredictable, but it is great to see colleagues, friends, and students on campus.

I am pleased to announce that we successfully launched the CJS YouTube channel to post...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2019 Events

December 1, 2019

Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period
September 11, 2019
Ryo Akama, Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumekan University

10:00am -12:00pm: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period"
Participants in this workshop will have hands-on experience with transcribing Japanese cursive texts from the Edo period in the portal to Japanese Special Collections in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley...

Center for Japanese Studies Spring 2020 Events

June 30, 2020

"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)
January 27, 2020
Akiko Shimizu, University of Tokyo

As is often the case with many countries in “the rest,” women’s and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from “the West” that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the “local” “indigenous” tradition, culture and society of whatever...

Center for Japanese Studies Fall 2020 Events

December 31, 2020

Webinar Series - Aging in Asia: Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthy Aging and End of Life Care Across the Asia-Pacific Region
September 9 – 23, 2020, every Wednesday

With aging populations and dwindling birth rates in many developed countries. healthy aging and end of life care are becoming an increasing challenge. A multidisciplinary approach by scholars from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China, Mongolia, and the U.S. addresses these issues and discuss leading aging policy developments across the Pacific. Speakers explore...