Japanese

Program Information

Professors: Walker, Sugimori

The Japanese program provides students with exposure to the language, literature, and culture of Japan. The multiple levels of Japanese language courses offer a balanced emphasis on listening, reading, writing, and speaking, establishing a good foundation for ongoing language study. Students may study abroad in Japan or take part in other forms of advanced study to continue developing their language skills. Japanese Studies courses (in English) acquaint students with Japanese literary works and their social, political, and cultural contexts.

Japanese Department News

Two K Students Among Top Three Finishers in Japanese Speech Contest

Japanese Speech Contest_fb For the second year in a row, two Kalamazoo College students placed among the top three [...]

K Nets Two Place-Winners in Japanese Language Speech Contest

Japanese Language Speech Contest Participants Out of dozens of college and university students who applied this year, four Kalamazoo College [...]

Five Faculty Members Receive Tenure

Noriko Sugimori presenting at inauguration With specialties ranging from the psychology of adolescents to Victorian literature, five [...]

East Asian Studies Students Earn Boren, Fulbright Honors

Boren and Fulbright Winners Three East Asian studies students at Kalamazoo College have earned prestigious competitive [...]

K Students and Faculty Present at ASIANetwork

Students Participate in AsiaNetwork Presentations The 25th annual conference of the ASIANetwork in Chicago drew a K presence from Kalamazoo, [...]

K Students Excel in a Japanese Speech Contest

Students Participate in Japanese Speech Contest The heritages of sophomore YoungHoon (Richard) Kim and senior Jie Xu are rooted in Korea and [...]

K Professor and Students Use Grant to Breathe Life Into Oral History

Oral History Research Kalamazoo College Japanese Professor Noriko Sugimori Assistant Professor of Japanese Noriko Sugimori will use a three-year grant from the Andrew W. [...]

K Shines in Japanese

Students display awards from Japanese speaking contest Kalamazoo College students dominated the 2016 Japanese Language Speech Contest held at the [...]

Senior Honored in Speech Contest

Senior Honored in Speech Contest Vageesha Liyana-Gunawardana ’15 won the Special Prize in the annual Michigan Japanese Speech [...]

Kalamazoo College Faculty Members Achieve Outside the Classroom

Commencement Faculty Marshals 2014 Kalamazoo College faculty members not only teach, also advise students, and serve on numerous [...]