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Department of
JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Undergraduate Courses:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Human Relations   International Studies   Philosophy   Education   Primary Education   Psychology


   The department specializes in teaching and research related to the Japanese language and literature. Interest in these areas of study has been increasing both domestically and internationally, and it will undoubtedly become even more important in the future to appreciate and view the Japanese language and literature in a global context - as part of the language and literature of the world.
   The department is also known for producing many qualified teachers through its "Teacher Training Program for Teaching Japanese to Foreigners".
   The department has a wide choice of courses to accommodate the various needs and interests of students. In addition to orthodox courses in language and literature, many special courses are offered.
   The department welcomes students who are interested in and motivated to study Japanese language and literature, and their relevance to Japan and the world today.


CURRICULUM

Japanese Language, Japanese Literature

   For more specific studies, there is a wide choice of courses to accommodate the various needs and interests of students. A broad range of seminars dealing with classical and modern Japanese literature and language are offered to allow for thorough discussion among the relatively small number of students in each seminar group.
   Furthermore, the department has a special seminar (Seminar for the Study of Japanese Language and Literature) to provide dedicated guidance in the preparation of the graduation thesis.

   In addition to standard courses such as "Survey of the History of Japanese Literature" and "Survey of the History of the Japanese Language", more than twenty special courses are offered each year to augment the students' basic knowledge and to allow exposure to the most advanced research. Some of the courses which demonstrate the wide variety of subjects covered in the department include:
"Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language",
"Survey of Children's Literature",
"Survey of Linguistics",
"Contrastive Linguistics",
"Study of Japanese Culture", and
"Survey of Chinese Literature".


TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHING OF JAPANESE TO FOREIGNERS

  The department is well-known for its many students who have become qualified teachers through its"Teacher Training Program for the Teaching of Japanese to Foreigners".



FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

AOSHIMA, Asako
(Lecturer)

   10th-12th Century Japanese Literature(focusing on The Tale of Genji)
FUKASAWA, Noriko
(Professor)

   17th - 19th Century Japanese Literature (focusing on Haikai)
IWATA, Kazunari
(Associate Professor)

   Japanese language education (focusing on the pedagogical grammar)
KAWATSU, Makoto
(Professor)

   Modern Japanese Literature (after the Showa Period)
KOYANAGI, Tomokazu
(Professor)

   History of the Japanese languege (focusing on Classic Japanese)
OTSUKA, Miho
(Professor)

   Modern Japanese Literature (Meiji and Taisho Periods)
SHIMIZU, Yukiko
(Lecturer)

Japanese linguistics(focusing on the modern Japanese grammar)   

   In addition to the courses above, there are a number of courses taught by part-time lecturers to enrich the program.


MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM
   A Master of Arts program is offered for students who wish to pursue further research.