For Students

The Centre for Japanese Research offers events and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Please join our mailing list and watch our website for updates.

Kakehashi Program

Kakehashi Program is designed to promote connections between Japan and Canada, this initiative enables selected undergraduates and graduate students to spend one week together in Japan on a set study program.

Research grants

Research grants are available for graduate students to conduct research projects related to Japan. More announcement to follow.


UBC offers a variety of courses on Japan-related topics every year. Take a look at a full list of courses here.


The Centre for Japanese Research welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact the CJR at

UBC Student Groups

UBC Anime Club

UBC Asia Pacific Law Club

UBC Asian Studies Interest Association

UBC Japan Career Network

UBC Japan Association

UBC Kendo Club

UBC Origami Club


The CJR offer Work-Learn positions from September to April. Upcoming Work-Learn positions will be posted on UBC Careers Online.


UBC Co-op offers placements related to Japan.