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Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program at UCSD

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The Program in Japanese Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings dealing with the language, history, culture, and political economy of Japan. The program is especially strong in the area of modern and contemporary Japan. In addition to courses availabe in the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre and Dance and Visual Arts, qualified undergraduates may also enroll in Japan-related courses in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies with consent of instructors.

Japanese Studies Learning Objectives and Assessments


Online Placement Test
Japanese Language Placement Testing is now offered online. E-mail japan@ucsd.edu for more information.

FA15 TA Applications

The applications deadline for FA2015 JAPN Teaching Assistants has been extended to July 31, 2015. Please see the Graduate page for details.

The 2015-16 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies
Congratulations to Charls T. McClean (Political Science) and Caroline Collins (Communications)!

2014-15 Japanese National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to Dylan Yokoyama, Laura Lee, and Jialing "Christena" Si!

Spring 2015 Quarter Tutorial Sections schedules
You may sign up for a tutorial section on March 30, 2015. See the instructions below.

Placement Exam

Are you interested in taking a Japanese language course at UCSD?

Get information on the placement exam.

Email List

Would you like to receive news and events about our program? Join the Japanese Studies Mailing List!

Email Japan@ucsd.edu and request to be added to our email list.

Japan National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC)

The Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language. For detailed info, go to Language -> Japanese National Honor Society.

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