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Are you interested in taking a Japanese language course at UC San Diego?

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The Japanese Studies Program draws on courses available through various departments.

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Explore What Japanese Studies Has to Offer

The Japanese Studies Program offers a variety of opportunities to learn about the language, history, culture, and political economy of Japan.

Course Offerings

SP21 Quarter TA Applications

We're currently accepting applications for the TA positions for the Spring Quarter 2021. Please apply by February 14, 2021.

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The 2020-21 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-21 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship. Please visit again in SP21 for the application information for the 2021-2022 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship.

Apply for the Naiman Fellowship

Recruiting Part-Time Lecturer 2021-22

Japanese Studies Program is currently hiring a part-time Japanese language instructor who could join our team in 2021-2022.


Interested in learning Japanese?

A preview into the first-year Japanese language sequence. Section includes lecture classes and tutorial sessions, offering a variety of activities where you will learn by working in groups.

Japanese Language Courses

Japanese National Honor Society

The Japanese National Honor Society - College Chapter (JNHS-CC) recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence in the study of the Japanese language.

Learn about JNHS-CC membership

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Make a difference. Gifts from alumni, parents and friends play an important role in growing the Japanese Studies Program.