The Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies Program
Undergraduate School and Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University


The Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies Program (JACS) undergraduate program offers you the opportunity to explore the rich and complex relations between Japan and other East Asian countries. With particular emphasis on cultural history, cinema and visual culture, and literature, the curriculum is designed to help you master general academic skills such as critical thinking, analytical reading, and effective communication skills while acquiring a broad perspective on Japanese culture in Asia and specialized knowledge in one or more discipline. JACS aims to produce active and productive members of global society, and to play a key role in facilitating cultural exchange and friendship between Japan and the world.

In addition, the graduate program provides opportunities to interact with internationally distinguished scholars from different countries at international conferences, workshops, and other events organized regularly in Nagoya and locations around Japan and the world. After completing the Master's program, you can continue developing your research in a PhD program, or apply your knowledge and skills in governmental, commercial, and other ventures. In either case, the in-depth knowledge, broad views, and keen insights cultivated in this program should prove invaluable in grappling with the tensions and problems of international coexistence to improve global society.