Learn Japanese with opportunities to study in Japan too!


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.  

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)

japan Maurer_Japan72dpi.jpgThere 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.

We offer a major, minor, and a teaching license (K-12, Ohio).

Many students expand their opportunities by studying a second major in areas such as:

In the News

Japan-partnership.jpgUF, Japanese University Marking 10-Year Partnership

The University of Findlay celebrated 10 years of partnership with Japan’s University of Fukui with a reception at the Mazza Museum.

Every year since 2006, a Fukui student has come to Findlay to study, and during that time the relationship has broadened to include business and government connections. Read more.

treeplanting-300x200.jpgJapanese Officials Visit to Strengthen Educational Ties with UF, Learn More about U.S. Politics

A delegation of elected officials from Japan’s Saitama Prefecture visited the University of Findlay on Monday, Oct. 17 to connect with students, UF faculty and staff, and City of Findlay representatives, and primarily to learn more about the United States presidential election climate and process at the local level. They also traveled to California to study this unusual election season and how outcomes could influence U.S. and Japanese relations. Read more.