Students dresed in Japanese costumes. Learning Japanese through cuisine and culture.

Japanese

Reasons to Study Japanese

  • Gain extensive knowledge about a culture that has been thriving for more than 2,000 years.
  • Add a credential to your resume that will set you apart.
  • Read Manga and watch anime in the original language.
  • Learn how to deal directly with citizens of one of America’s strongest and most reliable trading partners in the far east.
  • 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.
  • Learn more about your own language and culture.

View Japanese Studies minor 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 online.

Take the Language Placement Exam