Modern Japanese Studies Program

Hokkaido University’s new Bachelor’s Program

Foundation (October 2014) and Bachelor’s Degree Program (April 2015) Entry 

Program Details

The Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP) is a brand new four-year Bachelor’s Degree program, which is preceded by a six-month Foundation Course for those without sufficient Japanese to enter the Bachelor’s Degree program directly. MJSP gives a comprehensive education in the language and society of Japan. The program has four main characteristics:

  • Intensive study of the Japanese language – you should be completely fluent on graduation;
  • The study of Japan in four main academic disciplines – history, cultural studies, sociology and political economy;
  • Co-learning with Japanese students – you will take many classes with your Japanese peers; and
  • A curriculum that allows you to discover your Japan from the unique and multicultural vantage point of Japan’s northernmost island.

Visit the Program Website

The MJSP website is here. Please read it carefully for all details about the program.  Feel free to ask any questions via email to the course convenors at  Keep abreast with all news updates regarding the course by ‘liking’ our official Facebook Page.

Download our Brochure

We also have a brochure. Feel free to download it by clicking on the cover page below.

Updated on   June 06, 2014