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About the Programme


The Programme aims to provide a rigorous education in Japanese studies from inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives for students who have not majored in Japanese studies or Japanese language programmes, and for students who have majored in Japanese studies and who would like to build upon their knowledge with advanced study in specialized topics. The Programme offers language-related courses for students who have already achieved high levels of Japanese language proficiency (N1 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test).


At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • identify and critically analyze major social science theories and approaches in the study of Japanese society and culture;
  • identify and articulate key social and cultural issues affecting modern Japan;
  • recognize and apply appropriate approaches in understanding a variety of social and cultural issues in Japan, think critically and constructively about Japan, and be able to apply critical thinking to analyze other societies and take positive actions in everyday situations.


Mode of Study

  1. Part-time
  • Normative Study Period: 2 years
  • Maximum Study Period: 4 years


  1. Full-time
  • Normative Study Period: 1 year
  • Maximum Study Period: 3 years