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.
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 for study in Japan.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore