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  • Kumi Obayashi-Ward

    Kumi Obayashi-Ward

    Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor

    I'm happy to assist you with any questions you may have: Japanese Studies major/minor requirements, academic planning, JAPN course enrollment, online placement test, proficiency exam, study abroad programs, OSD accommodations, degree audit, course petitions, concurrent enrollment, cross enrollment, Japanese National Honors Society, Teaching Assistant & Non-Student Tutor positions, Joseph Naiman Fellowship in Japanese Studies, etc. 

    UC San Diego Students must submit their inquiries via Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

    To schedule an appointment, email at with your name, PID, and available days and times.

    Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS), Room 1001
    Student Advising Hours:
    MW:      1:00 - 3:00
    TThF:    8:00 - 11:00