Japanese Language Program

The Japanese Language Program offers courses up to the sixth-year level in modern and classical Japanese. The recommended path for beginners is to start with JPN 101/102, take JPN 105/107 with the Princeton in Ishikawa (PII) program during the following summer, and then to continue to take JPN 301/302, which meets the language requirement for the Japanese Language minor. Completing two years of Japanese (up to JPN 107) satisfies the University foreign language requirement.

The program’s upper-level courses in particular focus on students’ individual needs, including weekly or bi-weekly individual sessions. Students determine their own topics, choose their own reading materials, movies or TV dramas, or practice keigo (honorific language) in a formal or business setting.

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Language Table Schedule

Fall 2023:

  • Mondays, 6:00 PM
    Forbes Dining Hall
  • Tuesdays, 5:30 PM
    Mathey Dining Hall

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