Department of Japanese Studies

Whether you want to study ancient Kyoto’s urban history or modern anime, the Department of Japanese Studies offers deep engagement in one of the world’s most dynamically vibrant cultures. The University of Sydney’s Japanese Studies Program, the oldest in Australia and one of the first in the English-speaking world, is one of the University of Sydney’s largest and most active academic departments.

Nine full-time academics teach and research in Japanese history (modern and pre-modern), language, society and literature and specialize in areas ranging across film, cultural studies, media, and sociolinguistics. The university's East Asian Collection includes over 120,000 titles of works on from China, Japan and Korea and an electronic collection that is a gateway to global bibliographical resources.

In Japanese Studies you will study together with an international faculty of scholars in a program that offers ten levels of Japanese language and a rich menu of units in history, literature, media and cultural studies, linguistics, and sociology. You can pursue learning both on campus and in immersion courses offered through study abroad at leading Japanese universities from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

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