The Triangle Center for Japanese Studies (TCJS) was established by faculty from Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University to encourage inter-institutional collaboration in Japanese Studies and Japan-related education throughout the Triangle and the Southeast U.S. With the aim of strengthening the well-established Japan studies community in the Triangle, the TCJS administers a number of programs, including research groups and a monthly forum, that encourage further interaction between faculty and students of Duke, UNC, and NCSU.
The Triangle East Asia Consortium (TEAC) was established in 1972 to promote dialogue and collaboration between East Asian studies faculty at the three major research universities in the Triangle Area: Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Asian Studies offers undergraduate major and minor concentrations in Japanese.
Several of Carolina’s 40+ Asia-related student organizations have a specific Japan focus. Japan-focused student activities range from an anime club to training in the Japanese art of kendo.