Dr. Charles Exley

Charles Exley is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Film and Associate Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.  He coordinates the biannual Japan Documentary Film Award, held in conjunction with Pittsburgh’s Asian Film Festival (now called Screenshots).  He has directed Pitt in Japan two times.  His Study Abroad course (Japan: its Culture and People) introduces survival Japanese language skills to students (making friends, eating, drinking, ordering, and shopping) and provides a topical overview of the amazing history and culture of Kobe and the surrounding Kansai region.