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Japanese Studies Program

Japanese Studies Program

Contributing to intercultural understanding and international exchange through the study of the Japanese language and culture

Toward the international community armed with Japanese language skills
In order to deepen mutual respect and international understanding between Japan and the modern world, the Japanese language program at Josai University trains students in the academic  discipline of cross-cultural studies, which provides an understanding of the individual nature and relationships of foreign languages and culture with a focus on Japanese language and culture, while aiming to educate students who will be able to contribute to the international community and to serve the development of human culture in the broader sense.

★It is possible to enroll for the spring semester (April) as well as the autumn semester (September).

Japanese Culture Program
[1 year program]

Hinging on understanding Japanese culture, the program carries out comparative research of several foreign cultures and educates internationally minded persons. In addition to Japanese culture, students acquire a basic knowledge of economy  and business.
The program  is broad-ranging  and includes subjects relating to the culture and socio-economy of Japan, Japanese language practice to improve students’ ability to express themselves in Japanese, business English, computer technology and other practical studies, as well as other special subjec ts including prac ticums at corporations, visits to social facilities, visits to cultural properties and cultural heritage sites.
Lecturers at Josai University are responsible for many of the specialized subjects to ensure a solid learning experience. Career paths after graduation include progression to Josai Universit y based on a system of recommendations. Many students also enter the world of business.

Japanese Language Program
[1 year program]

The course teaches Japanese in a systematic way to students who want to enter universities in Japan, and aims to teach students the fundamental skills required to be able to study the university curriculum. Classes are organized according to degree of proficiency, and teachers specializing in Japanese language education provide guidance according to the level of skill. The detailed curriculum of subjects includes grammar and vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension, and the rules of good writing.

Special features of the Japanese Studies Program 

Clear achievement levels for learning Japanese
The curriculum is systematically organized with the aim of obtaining high scores on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students.
Special classes for exchange students from non-kanji countries
Exchange students from countries where Chinese characters are not used attend special kanji classes using original materials (kanji cards) developed for the Program.
Career paths after graduation
As a result of appropriate guidance tailored to the individual, the majority of the students progress to university or graduate school.
Admission system based on recommendations
Provided they meet the criteria, students are given preferential entry to the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Contemporary Policy Studies, the Faculty of Business Administration and Josai Junior College.
Assistance with entry to Japan
The university handles visa applications at the Immigration Bureau in Japan on behalf of exchange students.
Use of Josai University facilities, participation in events
Students on the Japanese Language Program have the same access to university facilities as the undergraduates.