Soga Japan Center

  • 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.

Hyakunin isshu: Japanese poetry game

Tuesday, April 13

Join the Soga Japan Center in celebrating National Poetry month by playing the English version of Hyakunin Isshu. Noon to 1 p.m. Lower level of WMU’s Waldo Library. Free pizza and prizes. Information.

Japanese print arts and culture talk

4:30 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25
Room 1220 of WMU's Chemistry Building

Join the Soga Japan Center and guests for a talk about Japanese print arts and culture by Sam Yates, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, and Hideki Kimura, a renowned Kyoto-based artist.