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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


Job Classification - 2015-2016 Full-Time Lecturer in Japanese Language
The Japanese Studies Program is now accepting applications for a full-time Japanese language lecturer position. Please see the detailed information and instructions here.

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

FA15 TA Applications

The applications for FA2015 JAPN Teaching Assistants will be accepted from March 26, 2015 through May 15, 2015. Please see the Graduate page for details.

The 2015-16 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies
Application deadline for 2015-16 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship is Monday, May 11, 2015. Please see the Graduate page for details.

2013-14 Japanese National Honor Society Inductees
Congratulations to Alyeska Juarez, Alyssa Grant, Jessica Nguyen, Erik Chen, Lei Lee!

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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