The ANU Japan program aims to equip students with the linguistic and cultural competence needed to function effectively in Japan, and the education to enable them to understand Japan in depth.
The Japanese language program offers a 48 unit major (see Study@), spread over a minimum of 4 semesters (2 years). Students who wish to study Japanese beyond this level have a number of advanced courses to choose from, focusing on both written and spoken Japanese.
There is also a major in Japanese Linguistics (see Study@) and courses in Japanese Literature, and a postgraduate program in Japanese Applied Linguistics in conjunction with the School of Language Studies (Linguistics) in the College of Arts.
Every year ANU law students compete at the highest level at ANJeL's Intercollegiate Negotiation and Arbitration Competition in Japan. Over the years, they have won many prizes. For more information on the prestigious awards and the people involved, check out the ANJeL website.
The ANU Japan Institute was set up in 2009 to bring together all Japan-related activities at the ANU under a single umbrella organisation. As well as serving as a point of contact for anyone outside the ANU, the Institute from time to time organises cross-disciplinary events to promote deeper understanding of Japan, sponsors a series of Japanese Studies seminars jointly with the ANU Japan Centre, and manages an ANU-wide emailing network.
Head: Shun Ikeda