Japanese Studies Minor

Set yourself apart with WSU’s Japanese minor. Through this program, you will learn about the Japanese language, culture, and history both on-campus and through international study opportunities. 

This program will allow you to gain extensive knowledge about a culture that has been thriving for more than 2,000 years. In addition, you will learn how to communicate with citizens of one of America’s strongest and most reliable trading partners in the far east. 

From reading Manga to watching anime, you will be able to understand Japanese media in its original language. 

View the course descriptions for Japanese courses. 

If you have studied Japanese before and wish to enroll at a level suitable for you, you can take the free Japanese placement exam.

If you have never studied Japanese before, enroll in Beginning Japanese 1. 

Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Receive training for study abroad at one of three universities in Japan.
  • Take the short-term plunge with a faculty-led travel program “Survival in Tokyo!” 
  • Take the long-term plunge and study for a semester in Japan.
Contact the Global Studies & World Languages Department 
Global Studies & World Languages Department
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