Established in 1978, the Japanese Department was formerly the Department of Foreign Languages. Since 1979, the department has enrolled 1835 students in 33 academic years and produced 1614 graduates who are working everywhere in such fields as education, foreign affairs , cultural industry, trade and business, tourism, and translation.
In 1995, the department established a Master program for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. After that, 43 graduates have obtained Master Degrees. In 2007, the department was authorized to set up a Master’s program for Japanese Language and Literature, which has cultivated 55 graduates since then. The department now has a total enrollment of 39 graduates. Currently, the faculty consists of 19 members with 2 professors, 8 associate professors, and 9 lecturers. Among them, 8 teachers hold a Doctor Degree, 11 a Master Degree, 2 are doctoral candidates, and 9 are Master supervisors.
The department has adopted “3+1” talent training mode, so as to cultivate multilingual and multicultural versatile talents. After signing exchange student agreements with more than 10 colleges and universities in Japan, the department annually sends exchange students to Japan for 1 year. Until now 88 students have been sent to Japan. Besides, the department will adopt “3+0.5”and “2+2” talents training modes to offer students more opportunities for their overseas studies.
Its Institute of Japanese Studies has become an important platform for the department’s foreign academic exchange and cooperation with overseas institutions. Supported by the International Communication Foundation of Japan, the Window of Sino-Japanese Exchange has been established, which has made great contributions to Yanbian Prefecture’s Japanese education and Sino-Japanese communication.
The first “Kyoshin Cup” Japanese Speech Contest
Gui Enze, a special-grade prize winner of “2012 Ryukyu University’s Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Students”
Nan Yanli, a winner of Audience Award for the Best Debater of “2013 Miyazaki Prefecture’s Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners”
Jin Yinghua, a special-grade prize winner of “2012 Miyazaki Prefecture’s Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners”
Cui Xiaobin, a special-grade prize winner of “Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners by Miki City of Hyogo Prefecture”
Lang Lang, a special-grade prize winner of “2013 Meiji University’s Japanese Speech Contest for Foreign Students”
The group photo of Japanese Department faculty
Japanese Department teachers take part in the sports activities.