The virtual Japan Studies Institute (JSI) invites faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, and education administrators about Japanese civilization, history, language, business, and education. The two-week institute consists of lectures, workshops, and immersive cultural activities.
Previous programs have included diverse topics, such as wartime and occupation in Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, introductory Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan.
Institute faculty includes scholars, administrators, and representatives from the local and international Japanese community and government officials.
At the culmination of the institute, participants will develop strategies to incorporate Japanese studies into courses on their campuses.
The program will be hosted virtually. Sessions will be held Monday through Friday, June 7–20, 2021, from 12–5:30 p.m. ET/9–2:30 p.m. PT. The formal program is complemented by optional evening activities.
To be considered for this program participants should:
The program is ideally suited for university faculty without prior experience in Japanese studies. Participants must also be full-time faculty or administrators at two- or four-year academic institutions with the potential to impact undergraduate education.
Selected participants or their institutions will be required to pay:
The program covers other costs for participation: Reimbursements will be provided when participants have to purchase items for participation in institute activities (i.e., books, ingredients, etc.).
Funding for the JSI program is made possible by a generous endowment from the Nippon Foundation. AASCU manages and administers the JSI program; San Diego State University provides the academic program.
Participants must be full-time faculty or administrators at two or four-year academic institutions with the potential to impact undergraduate education and have no prior training or professional experience in Japanese studies.
Please note the institute is designed for those without prior professional experience in Japanese studies.
Google Form to apply to the program. All materials must be submitted by May 14, 2021.
You will need these items to complete your application: