Useful Information for New Students of Japanese

General information about admissions and enrolling in courses

Japanese Courses

Course Schedule

Japanese Studies Minor (flyer)

Japanese Studies Minor Requirements

Exchange Program in Japan

Career Guidance


CofC Japanese Club:


*I’m away during the summer and might not be able to respond to email in a timely manner.  If you have studied Japanese in high school or elsewhere and need to take a placement test, please email me in mid-August to arrange a meeting.

2013 SEATJ Conference, March 9-10, at the College of Charleston: Call for Papers

The 28th Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) Annual Conference will take place at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 9-10, 2013.

We invite submissions of proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language pedagogy, instructional technology, classroom activities, second language acquisition, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature and film, and other related areas. We welcome submissions from teachers at all levels, including K-12 and heritage schools. Papers can be presented in either English or Japanese.

Please email your proposal of 250-300 words in English or 500-600 characters in Japanese to Yoshiki Chikuma at by January 15, 2013. We will notify accepted applicants by February 1, 2013. Updates on the conference will be posted at


Like the last year, the Japanese Club meets on Wednesdays, at 1 p.m., outside Bell 403 for recycling sessions. See you there!

Japanese Studies Program at CofC

I got a few inquiries about this over the summer — The CofC currently does not offer a degree in Japanese or Japanese Studies. However, you can major in something else, get a degree in it, and minor in Japanese Studies. For questions related to admissions, tuition, etc., please visit the College of Charleston: Future Students site, where you can ask such questions.