FACULTY OF LETTERS
Department of Japanese Literature and Language
In this department, we utilize the latest academic approaches in order to offer a wide range of studies while considering the Japanese culture from an international standpoint.
Presently, there are courses where students can study and do research on the Japanese language and Japanese literature, respectively. Students can study classical literature and modern literature using up-to-date methodology in Japanese Literature classes, and modern Japanese vocabulary, grammar and dialects in Japanese Language classes. The department provides the classes necessary in order to qualify as a teacher of Japanese literature, or as a language librarian, and to enter other professions.
The department takes active steps to enhance every student's skills in the Japanese language, by offering special classes which focus on Japanese expression, as well as classes focusing on reading and research. Students further build their writing and presentation skills through seminar classes, in which composition and oral presentation are necessary, student teaching experience, and the writing of the mandatory graduation thesis.
Students are also given the opportunity to take classes offered in other faculties and departments. Furthermore, they can participate in a student teaching program in which they teach Japanese abroad. Our student body also includes foreign exchange students, who may come to study at Konan University upon taking a transfer admission test. In this way, Konan has designed a variety of programs in order to nurture a true sense of interculturalism.
|Name||Title||Field of Research||Subject of Research|
|SAIKI, Kyoko||Associate Professor||Japanese linguistics Subject of Research||A study of modern Japanese vocabulary.|
|TANAKA, Takako||Professor||Japanese Literature in middle age||Studies of japanese religious literature in middle age, especially on Keiranshuyoshu.|
|TANAKA, Masashi||Professor||Comparative Literature||Labyrinthine Images in Modern Literature.|
|TSUKAMOTO, Akiko||Professor||Japanese Modern Literature||Study of Japanese Modern Literature. Study of Higuchi Ichiyou.|
|TSUZOME, Naoya||Professor||Sociolinguistics||Japanese Dialectology.|
|TOMODA, Yoshiyuki||Associate Professor||Japanese Modern Literature
|Studies of Japanese Modern Literature and Cinema|
|NONOGUCHI, Chitose||Associate Professor||Education and Learning of Japanese as a Second Language.
Ecology of Language.
|Education and Learning of Japanese as a Second Language.
Language Use by Foreigners Living in Japan.
|HIROKAWA, Akiteru||Professor||Japanese Ancient Literature||Study of Man‘yoshu.|