cherry blossoms and Mount Fuji

The Japanese track offers a solid foundation in the Japanese language. It also introduces students to many facets of Japanese culture, covering ancient, medieval, modern, and postmodern periods. Our focus is primarily on literature, film, popular culture, and anime. We enjoy close links with International Literary and Visual Studies and with International Relations.

Our major prepares students for careers not only in academics but also in business, law, diplomacy, or technology, where the knowledge of Japanese language and culture is a valuable asset. For those interested in teaching careers, we offer a teaching internship which leads to a provisional education certificate.

Students can major in International Literary & Cultural Studies-Japanese or minor in Japanese. 

BA in International Literary & Cultural Studies – Japanese Minor in Japanese

Students who matriculated in Fall 2023 or earlier may pursue the BA in Japanese Language & Cultural Studies. 

BA in Japanese Language & Cultural Studies