Japanese chochin lanternThe faculty and staff of the Japanese program are dedicated to promoting your success in communicating in Japanese and understanding Japanese culture. We offer a minor in Japanese. For up-to-date information on the minor’s requirements and course offerings, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Study in Japan

Through collaboration with Capstone International Programs and Services, we are proud to offer study abroad experiences with five universities throughout Japan. Many students who take advantage of this wonderful opportunity during their undergraduate years end up with careers relating to Japan, working in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, or continue on in Japan with graduate study.

Campus Life

Japanese language is a popular choice among students today. There are many cultural exchange programs, scholarships to study abroad in Japan, and career opportunities available to UA students taking Japanese.

With a large population of native Japanese students on campus, you can make a cultural connection in a structured setting with our weekly Conversation Cafe. Japanese students enjoy using their native language, and the non-native students learn valuable speaking skills and make new friends at the same time.

The students in the Japanese program are very active in extra-curricular clubs and social events related to Japan. Many students taking Japanese also sign up for clubs such as the Japan Club, Anime Club, Taiko (Japanese Drumming) Team, and Conversation Cafe. Join us now in the Japanese department for an experience you’ll never forget!

Students, faculty and alumni should check out and join our Facebook group, with over 200 members.