What You'll Study
Japan is well known for its love of precision, design, and mastery. Japanese language and culture has been developing for thousands of years, offering a full and rich history, including books, stories, poetry, and arts including cuisine, calligraphy, painting, and performance. Japanese culture is so prevelent that it affects global culture, especially in popular culture, technology, and fashion. Proficiency in the Japanese language connects you with this rich and diverse culture. Studying Japanese can also introduce you to the variety of Asian languages that are commonly used and become a gateway to the wider cultures there.
Having a knowledge of Japanese makes you more marketable in fields including journalism, translation, engineering, technology, international law, foreign service, teaching and research, international business and banking, and international development.
At Virginia Tech, you will study the Japanese language, composition, literature, and culture. Courses include Arts of China and Japan and Government and Politics of Japan.