MSU helmetJapanese

The goal of the Japanese program is to equip students, both majors and non-majors, with functional proficiency in the language as well as cultural literacy and knowledge about Japan. The program employs proficiency-oriented approaches to teaching Japanese and emphasizes cultural and communicative competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

What can I do with Japanese?

Graduates in Japanese pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of Japanese language and culture.

Alumni work at:

  • Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
  • Nagase America Corporation
  • NNR Global Logistics
  • Amity Japan
  • Government of Japan
  • Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services
  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Alumni work as:

  • Translators
  • Cultural diplomacy program coordinators
  • Program managers
  • Japanese instructors
  • Foreign service officers
  • Investigators
  • Convention managers


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