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Capstone Colloquium

Capstone Colloquium for Japanese Studies was held Friday, April 26

New Faculty Publication

Professor Tomoyuki Sasaki publishes book on Japanese cinema

Q&A with Shinji Shimoura

Learn more about our new language instructor, Shinji Shimoura

Meet our new faculty

Shinji Shimoura joins the Japanese Studies program

Conversation Hours

J-House Conversation Hours for Fall 2023

W&M-Keio Cross-Cultural collaboration

Carina Rosenberg takes a moment to reflect on her experience as a peer assistant for the two-day online W&M-Keio Cross-Cultural collaboration during the summer 2022.  

Tomoyuki Sasaki wins Phi Beta Kappa Award

Dr. Tomoyuki Sasaki, associate chair of departmental affairs and associate professor of Japanese studies, has been awarded the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Award for the Advancement of Scholarship. This distinction is reserved for faculty members who have not yet attained the rank of Professor but have demonstrated excellent scholarly achievement and display promise for continued success.   

Did Someone Say Karaoke?!

More than twenty-five students participated in a lively Karaoke Night hosted by Japanese House on Thursday, November 30.

Book Prize 2022 Randy Berry

Randy Berry has been awarded the Modern Languages and Literature Book Prize in the Japanese Studies program for his stellar academic achievements.

Prof. Sasaki Addresses Border Restrictions

Prof. Tomoyuki Sasaki has written an op-ed for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and a longer article for commenting on COVID-19 border controls.

Guest Lecture on Japanese Aesthetics

On March 25, Dr. Aoki of Ehime University gave a lecture on the meanings of cherry blossoms in Japanese poetry, manga, and anime.