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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

Quarterly JAPN TA Recruitment

Calling for applications for the JAPN TA positions! Please see the Graduate page for detailed information.

Apply to TA

The 2020-21 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship. Please visit again in Spring Quarter 2022 for detailed application information for the 2022-2023 Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship.

Apply for the Naiman Fellowship

Recruiting Lecturer for JAPN 190 in SP22

Japanese Studies Program is currently hiring a lecturer who can teach JAPN 190: Contemporary Issues in Japanese Studies in Spring Quarter 2022. Applications are due June 18, 2021. See the application link for details.


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.