Department introduction


Features of the Department of Japanese Language and Literature

In-depth study of Japanese language and culture
By deeply studying the language and culture of Japan, we will think about what is the "essence of human beings" that is relevant to all eras and fields.This also means facing yourself.The insight you acquire along the way will be the power that sustains your life.
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Deepen learning and put it into practice
Choose a language or literature course to deepen your expertise in Japanese language and culture.In addition, we will propose and disseminate that learning as a new form in course project subjects.In addition, students will acquire the digital literacy required in society through classes.
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Cultivate the ability to interact with each other in a multicultural society
Through overseas training programs, interaction with international students on campus, cooperation with Temple University Japan Campus Japanese Language Department, and online exchange classes with overseas universities, we cultivate the ability to interact with multiple cultures.By learning about Japan from the outside, it becomes possible to perceive the Japanese language and culture from a relative and multifaceted perspective.
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Expected image of students
Students who have a strong interest in Japanese language and literature, and who want to acquire a broad perspective and a rich education.A student who works hard on everything and learns with enthusiasm.Students who can contribute to society by enhancing their sensitivity to words and using their powers of expression.


Place of activity

You can do what you love and be active in a wide range of fields.
IT companies, marketing companies, mass media, etc.
  • System development/management/operation
  • Sales
  • Interview/shoot
  • Content production
Finance · Insurance
Banks, securities companies, life insurance companies, etc.
  • Consulting on asset management, etc.
  • Market research and stock price prediction
  • Sales
  • Window work
Wholesale · Retail
Trading companies, convenience stores, department stores, etc.
  • Commerce and trade business
  • Purchase of goods
  • Sales
  • Sale
Airlines, railway companies, hotels, etc.
  • Station staff/driver duties
  • Sales
  • Front desk and guest room service
educational public institution
Schools, libraries, museums, education, learning support, etc.
  • Teacher
  • Japanese teacher
  • librarian
  • curator
Career Design

Creating my future Career design


Think about the image of the member of society you want
I chose the career closest to my ideal
Aya Machida
4th year, Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Graduated from Kanagawa Prefectural Kanagawa General High School
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What made you want to study Japanese and Japanese Literature?
The desire to come into contact with Japanese literature at university arose in the summer of my third year of high school, when I was having trouble finding what I wanted to do.She came across Ryunosuke Akutagawa's work "Negi" in a practice test and found it fun to think about her own interpretation while reading it.For my graduation thesis, I also worked on research on leeks.
What did you learn?
Through the class, I acquired the ability to draw out my own thoughts logically.This ability was also useful in job interviews, where I was able to select the most suitable episode for the question and explain it logically and concisely.In addition, classes are held to improve computer skills, which helped me acquire a MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) qualification.
What do you want to work on next?
I have a job offer from a general trading company.Even after I receive a job offer, I am working on my future by acquiring a qualification for the Trade Practice Examination in preparation for joining the company, increasing opportunities to use English in my daily life, and so on.I would like to cherish the attitude of meticulously observing the materials (data) that I have learned in my literary research, asking my own questions and pursuing them in my work.
Which class left an impression on you?
"Japanese Literature II (Child B) Children's Literature Today".We read children's literature one by one a week and presented our thoughts.I was impressed because I was able to actively participate in the class.In addition, the teacher's words, "Children's literature is more for adults than children," broadened my understanding of Japanese literature.