Japanese Program


  • Fall '13 First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs): Japanese Pop Culture (read more)
  • Japanese House in International Learning Community (ILC): Living in this dorm offers world of experiences, connections (read more)
  • Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being" selected for 2013 GO BIG READ (read more)
  • New Internships in Japan: UW alum creates internships that link professional skills, Japanese language (read more)


Japanese Language Program Overview

Study Abroad in Japan

Undergraduate Major in Japanese

Certificate in Japanese Professional Communication

MA Program in Japanese

Ph.D. Program in Japanese

Graduate Program Application Information

Japanese Program Faculty

UW-Madison's Japanese Program comprises teaching and research covering Japanese language, linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and visual culture. We offer an undergraduate major in Japanese Language & Literature (BA or BS), an undergraduate certificate in Professional Japanese Communication, and graduate programs in both linguistics and literature/culture tracks (MA and PhD). 

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