The Committee on Japanese Studies is comprised of all University of Chicago faculty with a scholarly interest in Japanese subjects. The committee coordinates and supports Japan-related programs throughout the university and presents a wide variety of Japan-related outreach activities both on and off campus. It also seeks to partner with other entities locally, regionally, nationally and globally to build Japan awareness and strengthen Japan studies.
The Committee also sponsors the annual William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature.
Susan Burns serves as Chair of the Japanese Studies Committee.