The Department was founded in 1981 and is one of the largest area studies departments devoted to the study of Japan in the Asia-Pacific region.
Research and Teaching
The Department faculty have research and teaching expertise in socio-linguistics, business management, sociology, anthropology, history, literature and literary theory, manga and anime studies, gender studies, traditional performance, cultural geography, and tourism studies.
Students can experience Japan in diverse ways, including studying in Japan on short- or long-term exchange, interning in Japan-related organizations and companies in Singapore, and interacting with visitors from Japan. We also offer scholarships to study in Japan.