Japanese Studies invites students to explore Japanese language and culture to experience diverse
human culture. It offers a structured sequence of language courses with linguistic rigor and
interdisciplinary content from history, traditional theater, literature, anime, technology, and other
contemporary topics. Students will deepen their understanding of language, develop new perspectives,
and cultivate analytical minds through an interdisciplinary approach. Students will be encouraged to
step out of their own linguistic and cultural bubbles to discover and connect with Japanese language and
culture in global contexts.