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The Japanese Language Program offers a four-year curriculum in the Japanese language as well as Japanese literature courses.  The Program maintains a five days-per-week instruction for the initial four-semester sequence of Japanese language courses (JAPN 10A, 20B, 30A and 40B), four days-per-week for Japanese 105A and 105B. Through these intensive courses Brandeis students gain strong Japanese language skills and understanding of its culture.  In JAPN 120A and 120B (fourth year Japanese courses), students will read Japanese literary texts from the contemporary period in order to further develop their Japanese language skills while appreciating Japanese literature and deepening their understanding of the Japanese culture and society.

The four-semester sequence of Japanese courses 10a through 40b, or its equivalent, fulfills the language requirement for the East Asian Studies major and minor.

Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
2013-14 Fall 2013 Spring 2014

Placement Test

Students who wish to enroll in a higher-level course than JAPN 10a are required to take a placement test. Please contact Hisae Fujiwara (