People who can communicate effectively in Japanese are in short supply in Australia and in other parts of the world. The ability to speak Japanese well requires cultural knowledge as well as language ability. Degrees which include the study of both Japanese language and society provide graduates with high linguistic competence and an automatic advantage when seeking employment.
Japanese at Monash University has established itself as the national leader in developing innovative and highly effective programs for teaching the Japanese language and associated studies. It is the recipient of an endowment of A$2 million from the Nippon Foundation to promote Japanese language education.
- Monash University Japanese studies students felt like they were transported to Japan when they were given the unique and valuable opportunity to meet and talk in Japanese with Monash College Consortium Program students from seven of Japan’s leading universities. The ‘cultural exchange’ session involved groups of Australian and visiting Japanese students sharing photos and stories about ... Read more
- JAPANESE STUDIES CENTRE SEM 1 2013 SEMINAR SERIES 8 May, Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 pm, Japanese Studies Centre, Auditorium. Building 54, Monash University Clayton campus, Wellington Rd, Clayton Speaker: Dr. Iori HAMADA, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne Abstract: This paper concerns issues of authenticity and how consumers shape their ideas about particular cross-cultural products and practices. ... Read more
- Transnational spaces and the negotiation of identities: The Japanese language learning experiences of English – Japanese bilingual youths in AustraliaJAPANESE STUDIES CENTRE SEM 1 2013 SEMINAR SERIES 10 April, Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 pm, Japanese Studies Centre, Auditorium. Building 54, Monash University Clayton campus, Wellington Rd, Clayton Speaker: Kenta KOSHIBA, LCL, Monash University Abstract: With an increase in the number of “heritage learners” or “background speakers” enrolling in language classes, the social and affective factors ... Read more
- JAPANESE STUDIES CENTRE SEM 1 2013 SEMINAR SERIES 13 March, Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 pm, Japanese Studies Centre, Auditorium. Building 54, Monash University Clayton campus, Wellington Rd., Clayton Speaker: Dr. Reto Hofman, SOPHIS, Monash University Abstract: Dr. Hofmann will discuss the role of Italian Fascism in Japanese New Order thinking from 1931 to1952. It reveals how, ... Read more
- Manga Studies The spread of Japanese manga across the globe has attracted intense attention and Manga Studies has developed as an international, multidisciplinary field that attracts scholars from a broad variety of areas of study, from the visual arts to linguistic fields and social sciences. The reality and potential of the image-text medium of manga endures, ... Read more