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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


Spring 2016 Quarter Tutorial Sections schedules
For JAPN 10C students, please visit JAPN 10C Tutorial Sections Registration Instructions
For JAPN 20C students, please visit  JAPN 20C Tutorial Sections Registration Instructions

Online Placement Test

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

Fall 2016 TA Applications

The Applications for the JAPN Teaching Assistant positions for Fall Quarter 2016 will be accepted from April 1, 2016 through May 31, 2016. Please see the Graduate page for the URL and important details.

The 2016-17 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies
We are now accepting applications for the Naiman Fellowship. Application deadline is May 13, 2016. Please see the Graduate page for the details.

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

Placement Exam

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

Get information on the placement exam.

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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