An aerial image of Tokyo.

Japanese Studies offers students extensive instruction in Japanese language coupled with interdisciplinary studies that position the language and culture of Japan in subject areas with global significance.

With Tokyo as the world’s largest metropolitan city, Japan occupies a prominent position on the global stage for its cutting-edge technologies humming across the country’s archipelago of over 6,800 islands. Students study Japanese to advanced levels, including taking courses on translation, with a capstone thesis partially written in Japanese. Sitting for external proficiency exams provides language certification, and a required Study Abroad experience provides experiential learning that re-enforces cultural literacy.

Kayo Shintaku, PhD
Coordinator, Japanese Studies
Office: Garey Hall Rm 38C

Andra Cain
Administrative Assistant