Japanese Language and Literature Major

Japanese Language and Literature major is a program that focuses on the Japanese language.

Includes instruction in philology; Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Japanese; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

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Search for schools that offer a major in Japanese Language and Literature (use the com | CollegeFinder, and enter "Japanese" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Japanese Language and Literature Major?

You will typically need a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  With a degree in this major, you will have exciting career options such as (but not limited to) a language specialist, college instructor, high school teacher, copy editor, translator, and bilingual specialist.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Japanese Language and Literature Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Japanese Language and Literature Major