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Literature Course: Japanese Language and Literature
By researching classical texts and developing solid language skills, our students develop analytical skills that will allow them to pass on our literary heritage to the next generation and become bridges between cultures.
About the Program
We research the peculiarities of Japanese linguistic culture as well as the universality of humanity as seen through Japanese culture. In the master’s program, our students hone textual analysis skills, while in the doctoral program, they receive training in high-level research skills.
Teachers in this program specialize in Japanese literature (pre-modern, Edo Period, and modern), Japanese language, and Japanese language education. In order to accommodate diverse student research topics and career aspirations, we cover all fields of Japanese language and literature. There are ample opportunities for students to present and publish their research, including our annual research conference, our journal Kokubun Ronsō, and Kenkyu Note, which is independently published by our graduate students.
|Faculty Name||Fields of Specialization|
|HIGUCHI Daisuke, Professor||Medieval Japanese literature, East Asia comparative literature|
|ISHIYAMA Yuji, Associate Professor||Japanese language（History of Japanese language）|
|KAJIO Fumitake, Associate Professor||Modern Japanese Literature|
|ARISAWA Tomoyo, Assistant Professor||Edo Period Japanese Literature|
|SANEHIRA Masao, Professor||Japanese Language Education|