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

Areas of study

Postgraduate programmes in Japanese are available for students who are interested in Japanese-language related disciplines such as Japanese linguistics and teaching Japanese as a foreign language.

You can study Japanese in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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.

Career opportunities

New Zealand has a need for highly qualified people with Asia-related skills. Advanced language skills and in-depth cultural knowledge could lead to a career in: international organisations, NGOs, the corporate and public sectors, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, teaching Japanese, professional translation and copy editing, in IT or the media.

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