Japanese

Studying Japanese gives you a broad knowledge of modern Japan - its language, culture and literature.

New Zealand and Japan enjoy significant trade and cultural ties. With a background in Japanese you can acquire an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture. You can develop the skills and knowledge needed to bridge cultural gaps and work in social and business environments.

Japanese and your career

Graduates in Japanese have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.

Study options in Japanese

Japanese is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics.


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