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Intercultural Studies Course

Intercultural Studies Course

 Aiming at coexistence with people of different cultures.

Goals and Features of the Course

Internationalization is achieved only when people of different cultures and languages understand and respect each other so as to coexist in society. For this purpose, it is necessary not only to learn about other cultures, but also to acquire an attitude and ability to convey one's own culture accurately to other people.

This course offers subjects on the Japanese, East Asian and Western languages and cultures, as well as subjects on intercultural communication and international studies. Students have the option to study broadly across several research fields or intensively in one particular field.

We make every effort to admit international students and are in charge of teaching Japanese and Japanese culture to them. In addition, our course of study also cooperates with international interchange organizations. Students have an opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for intercultural communication. We provide an educational environment where mutual enlightenment is carried out between Japanese and international students, and between the university and the outside community.

Officially sponsored study abroad programs are available. A number of students study in Western and Asian countries for six or twelve months every year. We strongly encourage students to study abroad to develop an international attitude and experience in a foreign culture.

Main Course Subjects

English Seminar, Cross-cultural Communication, International Studies, International Cooperation, Comparative Study of Languages and Cultures, Seminar of Japanese Language and Culture, Seminar of Chinese Language and Culture, Seminar of Western Languages and Cultures (English and German), Seminar of East Assian Cultures, Internship program, Study Abroad Program.

Major Career Paths

Civil servant, travel agent, journalist, interpreter, NGO/NPO staff, teacher

Teaching Staff and Research Fields

Teaching Faculty / Research Fields
Name
Title
Research Fields
Rie EGASHIRA
Professor
American Novels in the 19th Century
Toshifusa OKA
Professor
Theoretical Linguistics / Syntax
Sachiyo TSUBOUCHI
Associate Professor
Linguistics / Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Hisaaki TSURUNARI
Professor
Chinese Philosophy
Satoshi HORIGUCHI
Professor
German Language
Tomoko KOBAYASHI
Professor
International Studies / Korean History 
Norihito TAKEMOTO
Associate Professor
Intellectual History of Modern China 
Todd Jay LEONARD
Professor
American Culture and History
Ryugo KUROSAKI
Associate Professor
Development Studies
Yosuke KIKUCHI
Associate Professor
Japanese Literature of the Edo Period
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