Study World Politics, Economics, Language, Culture, History / School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

University of Shizuoka

School of International Relations
Graduate School of International Relations

Japanese Culture Course

Educating people to introduce Japanese culture to the world

We Japanese have a vague sense of our nation, but we cannot say we understand it clearly. What does it mean to be Japanese? What is Japanese culture? There was never an easy "Yes, this is the answer" response to these questions. Similar to the search for the both familiar and distant "self," it is necessary to explore these questions. In the Japanese Culture Course, students can explore the roots of "self" identity and the position Japanese culture has therein.

A "global citizen" is not a person who simply knows about foreign countries. We affirm that world citizens are people who bring together understanding of themselves, their culture’s unique aspects, and universal aspects of culture, and bring that understanding to the world.

Here we provide comprehensive support to students and promote development of people who introduce Japan’s rich culture abroad to other nations.

The Japanese Culture Course includes culture, ideology, literature, and language specialist training, a teacher-training curriculum (high school Japanese), and a Japanese-teacher development curriculum.

Teacher-Training Curriculum and Japanese-Teacher Development Curriculum
Teacher-Training Curriculum and Japanese-Teacher Development Curriculum
Seminar Background
Seminar Background
Seminar Background
Seminar Background

Department of International Languages & Cultures

  • British and American Culture Course
  • Japanese Culture Course
  • Asian Culture Course
  • European Culture Course
  • Department of International Relations / Approaching International Relations from the perspective of politics, economics, and global studies.
  • Department of Languages and Cultures / Study the regions of Japan, Asia, America, and Europe through language and culture.

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