The Japanese program at UD offers students exceptional language instruction through communicative immersion and innovative approaches to exploring the social and cultural wealth of contemporary Japanese society.
Our highly trained faculty members give an insightful introduction to the great beauty and mystery of modern Japan, from the traditional to the contemporary. Experience hands-on training in Japanese calligraphy, or learn what makes Japanese videogames a dominant force in the global market. Our language classes cover all social situations from informal to formal occasions, with solid training in honorifics and skills for both academic and business presentations. Join the many students who have already decided to make what is certainly one of the world’s most interesting languages a part of their undergraduate experience.
Choose to study in Kobe, Tokyo, Fukuoka or Akita – four very different parts of the country with diverse experiences to offer. Join one of our dynamic student clubs to share your interests with others, whether it be martial arts, language study with native speakers, or a deeper engagement with the Japanese art forms of manga, anime and videogames. Our program allows you to specialize in film, literature or pop culture while advancing your language skills and learning more about current events. You will graduate with a firm grasp of what life in Japan is really like and how Japanese culture makes an impact on our world every day.
We look forward to meeting you and making your undergraduate years rewarding, challenging and stimulating – come and study Japanese at UD!