About this major

Studying Japanese language, culture and society means taking a significant step towards becoming Asia-literate—an important attribute for future global citizens, particularly in Australia. The Japanese Studies major caters for beginners and for students who have studied Japanese to high school level or equivalent. Japanese popular culture, from anime to J-pop, has wide appeal and Japan continues to be a major world economic player forging strong trading links with Western Australia. Knowledge of the Japanese language offers you a passport to Asia's popular and business culture. UWA is fortunate to have a traditional Japanese tatami room which is used for conversation practice and functions. Joining the Japanese Students' Association will provide you with excellent opportunities for language practice, cultural exchange, socialising and networking.

The Japanese Studies major is available as follows: