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  • Kumi Obayashi-Ward

    Kumi Obayashi-Ward

    Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor

    Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program! I look forward to assisting you with any questions you may have. 

    UC San Diego Undergraduate Students:

    Submit all your inquries via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).  Do not send us any questions via email as your email will not be answered.

    To schedule a one-on-one Zoom advising appointment, email at with your name, PID, available days and times, and reason for an appointment.

    Japanese Studies Virtual Academic Advising Hours:
    Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00am PST

    All others: 

    Email at with your full name and I will respond to you within 3 business days.