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Sensei and students at the JCMU facility in Hikone

Photo courtesy of JCMU



Best Practices: Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Located in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, JMCU reflects the sister state relationship between Michigan and Shiga. It serves Michigan’s 15 public universities as well as universities in Shiga, creating linkages, direct enrollment possibilities, and programs for both. JMCU offers internships and courses on Japan to Michigan students and English language courses to Shiga students, including an innovative In-Country Study Abroad program in which Japanese students room together with U.S. students at JCMU. Learn more »