The Soga Japan Center at Western Michigan University commits itself to advancing knowledge of Japanese history, culture, business, science and technology. The center does this by:
- Enriching the understanding of Japanese history, language and culture by hosing and organizing Japanese-related lectures, readings, festivals, films and performances.
- Supporting exchange students from Japan as well as WMU students who want to pursue Japanese studies or study abroad in Japan.
- Organizing outreach activities that promote Japanese culture, society and language in local community settings.
- Promoting and disseminating faculty and student research on Japan.
- Facilitating effective learning experiences, instructional strategies and scholarly inquiries.
- Fostering exchange between the United States and Japan.
Special talk by Honorable Consul-General of Japan in Detroit
Dr. Kazuyuki Katayama will give a talk, "U.S.-Japan Relations: An Enduring Partnership," at Western Michigan University from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 1750 Sangren Hall on WMU's main campus. This event is open to the public free of charge.