The Japan Studies major is targeted at students who want to achieve a high level of competence in the Japanese language and an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture, history, politics, economics. The best place to do that of course is right here in Japan!
Japan is, naturally, the best place for doing Japan Studies. Students can practice their Japanese in a real-world environment and can fully immerse themselves into everyday Japanese life, enjoy Japanese food, and rejoice in Japanese culture.
Furthermore, being based in Kofu puts them right at the center of Japan with Mt. Fuji, Tokyo, and Yokohama easily accessible. Japan’s level of safety, healthcare system, and high level of convenience make it an increasingly attractive destination for international students.
After completing their studies, students will have deepened their understanding of Japan and its culture. As the only G7 nation in Asia Japan’s economy is a regional powerhouse and its companies are active across the globe. This makes them well prepared for a future academic and professional career both here in Japan and abroad.
After graduation students can pursue a career at one of the many Japanese companies that are now hiring international students as they rise to meet the challenges of globalization and a shrinking population at home.
With the end of the Corona pandemic in sight, tourism to Japan will rebound and continue to expand, and there will be an increasing demand for sharing one’s expertise in Japan with foreign visitors. A student’s multilingual language skills and wide-ranging knowledge about Japan will be crucial factors to open the door for a career in the media industry.
As a future researcher or educator, graduates can also engage in postgraduate studies or devote themselves to becoming a teacher.