Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

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Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
京都アメリカ大学コンソーシアム (Kyōto Amerika Daigaku Consōshiamu)
Type Study-Abroad Program
Established 1989
Location , ,
Colors none
Nickname KCJS

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (Japanese: 京都アメリカ大学コンソーシアム, Hepburn: Kyōto Amerika Daigaku Consōshiamu) (formerly the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies), or KCJS, is a study abroad program founded in 1989 and currently housed at Doshisha University (同志社大学) in Kyoto, Japan. Operated by a consortium of universities, the program is centered on advanced Japanese language training combined with Japanese or English-language coursework for college credit. Students are also encouraged to participate in homestay programs during their time at the program.[1] Faculty also requires students to take part in a Community Involvement Project (CIP) which gets students involved in local teams, clubs, groups or organizations at Doshisha University, Kyoto University, or other nearby and unaffiliated places.[2]

The consortium has been managed by Columbia University since 2006, and was previously managed by Stanford University.

Consortium members

Notable alumni and attendees

KCJS and its affiliated programs have produced many alumni that have distinguished themselves in the sciences, academia, business, politics, the military, arts and media.[3]

Notable staff (past and present)


See also


  1. ^ "Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) - Program Information". Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
  2. ^ "Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) - CIP (Community Involvement Project)". Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  3. ^ "Alumni". The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

External links

  • KCJS homepage
  • KCJS at Columbia University
  • KCJS at Stanford University
  • Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies on Facebook (in Japanese) - Home page of the Stanford Japan Center, the former location of the program

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