Japanese Studies

Individuals who are interested in the Japanese language and culture may consider a degree in Japanese studies. Occupational choices range from teaching literature and linguistics to working as a foreign official in business or government. Read on for more education and career info for the Japanese studies field.

Inside Japanese Studies

From the art of flower arranging to Japanese manga, Japanese studies professionals are experts in this country's culture. They may work domestically for businesses or organizations that need Japanese specialists or abroad for foreign embassies and international businesses.

Students in Japanese studies programs gain comprehensive knowledge of Japan's language and social, economic, political and cultural character. They develop a deeper understanding of its history, as well as how traditions and customs co-exist with contemporary lifestyles. Various degree programs are available. Besides programs specifically focused on Japanese studies, it's possible to choose a degree in literature and linguistics, history or geography and select a concentration in Japanese studies.

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