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WHY STUDY JAPANESE?

Explore Japanese language, literature, and culture through a variety of classes and activities on the MU campus and a range of study abroad and internship programs in Japan. Expand your horizons and open your future to exciting career opportunities.

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Undergraduate Program

Pursue a minor in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan in the International Studies Program. This unique program combines classes from across the University curriculum with courses in the Japanese Studies Program.

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Courses

Our courses provide the groundwork for the Japanese language, from the elementary to the more complex skills of reading, writing, and the art of conversation.

Get Involved

Japanese Student Association

Join the Japanese Student Association and explore cultural topics while building community and friendships. You can also join the Bunraku Bay Puppet Theatre Troupe, the only traditional Japanese puppet troupe active outside Japan.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available to support your academic pursuits. See if you qualify!

STUDY ABROAD

Take your studies beyond the classroom by participating in a study-abroad experience. Spend a summer, semester, or academic year studying at one of several locations in Japan. Refine your international communication skills while exploring the country’s stunning views and vibrant communities.

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
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Experts in their field

OUR FACULTY

Our world-class faculty are dedicated to research excellence and student success. 

OUR FACULTY
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Get started in Japanese

To learn more about Japanese studies at MU, or to ask about internships and study abroad opportunities, contact the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures to schedule an advising appointment.