The Master of Arts in Japanese provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the language, literature, and culture of Japan. You’ll work closely with faculty whose diverse research specialties allow you to focus on a range of topics and periods, from the classical era to contemporary Japan, from many disciplinary perspectives. You are also encouraged to continue developing your linguistic skills, leading to opportunities for future careers in such fields as translation, journalism, teaching, business, and government, or emphasizing more traditional literary and theoretical studies in preparation for an academic career.