Department of Japanese Literature - Features of the Curriculum

The Department of Japanese Literature looks at Japanese language and literature from ancient times to the present day and its connection to Chinese literature. This subject examines Japanese language education from a global viewpoint, incorporating the latest pedagogical methods.

In the age of internationalization, it is important to have a clear understanding of our roots. Students study various specialist subjects including Japanese culture and regional culture, and while focusing on the language and literature of Japan, endeavor to capture the spirit of the Japanese people. Personal reading, investigation, thinking and expression lead students to discover the diverse values that make up modern society and the foundation of life. Through research, students can fully savor the characteristics of Japanese culture and consider what it means to them. Having examined their place in the world, students can set their sights on the future.