Prof Torri and Prof Maeno Hinamatsuri



(Let's study Japanese language and culture at Wellesley!)

Why study Japanese?

  • An increasingly globalized work world needs graduates with fluency in East Asian languages
  • Our excellent and dedicated Japanese faculty
  • Study abroad destinations in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto
  • Summer internships with financial support
  • At the advanced level, you will be able to speak with fluency, watch Japanese anime and dramas without subtitles, and read manga or fiction in the original
  • You'll become steeped in the culture and visual media of the world's third largest economy!

Students are strongly encouraged to begin their study of Japanese in the first year.