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Learn Japanese with opportunities to study in Japan too!


フィンドレー大学日本語プログラムへようこそ!
The goal of the Japanese program at the University of Findlay is to help you develop communication skills which will enable you to pursue a career in virtually any industry with Japanese as a second language. Findlay offers a bachelor's degree in Japanese, bachelor's degree in multi-age Japanese (grades K-12) with a teaching license and a Japanese minor. To view the curriculum for these offerings, please click the button below:




Experiential Learning

Our instruction strongly emphasizes functional and practical use of the language as well as education about the Japanese culture. You will be immersed in the language with lessons both inside and outside of the classrooms.  

You will practice your Japanese language skills: 
  1. In class
  2. On-campus activities with Japanese students 
  3. Activities with the Findlay area Japanese community members
  4. Study abroad and internship programs in Japan (short visits or up to a year)
Japanese language learners working with Japanese speakers.
There are approximately 350 Japanese speakers in the Findlay area, and you will do various things with them.  We also have strong ties with Japan.  We are affiliated with some large educational institutions, several universities, companies, and language schools in Japan.   

Every semester, you will find some of our students studying and/or working in Japan. Some of our graduates work in Japan as well as in Japanese companies located in the US.  Some of our graduates became teachers of Japanese in the US and teachers of English in Japan.


Customize Your Degree

Many career paths involve interacting with diverse populations. Our program is designed to pair well with a variety of other areas of study to help you gain a well-rounded education. Many students expand their opportunities by studying a second major in areas such as:



Contact us to learn more about our Japanese program!










​Hiroaki Kawamura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Japanese
419-434-4619
[email protected]

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