Japanese Program Overview

The Japanese Program offers a vibrant community that engages students in active learning and a variety of extracurricular activities. Students develop communication skills in both spoken and written Japanese as well as knowledge of Japanese cultural and literary traditions. The goal of the Japanese Program is to help students succeed in professional and personal interactions with Japan after graduation.

For Incoming Students

New students with previous experience with Japanese in high school need to take a Japanese language placement test. For details, please read the information on foreign language placement


Mari Ishida, Assistant Professor
Yasuko Takata Rallings, Professor of the Practice
Kanako Yao, Assistant Teaching Professor

Teaching Interns

Chika Ogura
Mana Omori

Student projects and extracurricular activities