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UMass Alumnus Sam Bett wins the "U.S. - Japan Friendship Prize for the Translation of Literature"

Monday, March 2, 2020

Join us in congratulating Sam Bett on winning the U.S. – Japan Friendship Prize for the Translation of Literature, for his translation of a Mishima Yukio novel, Star.

K-pop is Making Us Smarter

Monday, June 3, 2019

K-pop (Korean pop music) has been on the rise in the US since the early 2000s, was instrumental in kickstarting the “Hallyu Wave”, and is a leading cultural export of South Korea today. Read on to learn more!

Thatcher Language & Culture House Fall Applications

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thatcher Language & Culture House's application deadline is February 14, 2018....

UMass Students Helped Recreate Edo in Manhattan

Friday, January 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 21, students in Professor Reiko Sono’s course, “Japanese 397N Recreating Edo in NYC” took a fieldtrip to New York City. The participants included Patrick Carland (UMass, MA ’19...

In Memoriam - Donald E. Gjertson

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Donald E. Gjertson...

Japanese Placement Test - Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Please use this link to register for the placement test. Additional information, including scheduled test times, will be found there....