• Photo of Japanese study exercise.

    Stimulating scholarly activity

    The Soga Japan Center promotes and disseminates faculty and student research on Japan, and facilitates effective learning experiences, instructional strategies and scholarly inquiries.

  • Photo of outreach event.

    Organizing outreach activities

    The Soga Japan Center promotes Japanese culture, society and language in local community settings.

  • Two students at WMU's Japan Festival.

    Enriching the understanding of Japanese history, language and culture

    The Soga Japan Center regularly brings scholars and artists to campus to give Japan-related lectures and readings. The center also hosts festivals, films and performances related to Japanese culture.

  • Study abroad group in Japan.

    Building international ties

    The Soga Japan Center helps foster exchange between the United States and Japan.



Wednesday, March 16

Former Ambassador of Japan Shuji Shimokoji, and a team of panelists, will visit WMU to host a stimulating dialogue on regional and global Japan-related issues. This project is sponsored by Japan’s Office of the Prime Minister and is open to campus and the public free of charge. 3 to 5 p.m. (Reception is from 4:10 p.m.), Fetzer Center Room 1035. information