Faculty of Arts


Exploring Japan

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for JAPANESE 150.


As a core course for major in Japanese, this offers you a brief introduction to modern Japanese history, culture and society. It is designed for those who are taking up the academic study of Japan for the first time. Previous knowledge of Japan or the Japanese language is not required.

It is multidisciplinary in approach in order to facilitate a full understanding of Japan as a highly complex and dynamic society. Topics include popular culture, gender, minorities and nationalism. It serves as an introduction to other fields of advanced study of Japan currently available within Asian Studies. It is hoped that during the course of study, each student will discover areas of interest and embark on further study of Japan.


Coursework + exam

Availability 2020

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Rumi Sakamoto


Coursework + exam


JAPANESE 150: 15.0 points

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