Various Japan Studies and Japanese Studies degree and certificate programs are offered at the UW.
Area Studies – Jackson School of International Studies
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offers a minor, B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Studies with a focus on Japan and East Asia with a broad interdisciplinary approach centering around the social sciences.
Asian Languages & Literature
The Department of Asian Languages & Literature offers instruction in Japanese with an emphasis on the role of language within Japanese culture, as well as on linguistic, textual, and literary analysis. For Japanese language and literature, the department offers a minor, B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degree programs.
Concurrent Degree in Business
The Michael G. Foster School of Business offers a concurrent degree program which combines the curricula of the Foster School MBA with the JSIS Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS). The MBA/MAIS program is designed to be completed in three academic years.
The Foster School also offers a Certificate for International Studies in Business (CISB): Japan track. The CISB is an exciting academic program created to develop strong business skills and to achieve a global vision. The Japan track in this program allows students to focus on business in/with Japan. For more information visit the Center for Global Business.
Concurrent Degree in Public Administration
The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance offers a concurrent degree program which combines an MPA with the JSIS Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS). The MPA/MAIS program is designed to be completed in three academic years.
Asian Law Center
The Asian Law Center encompasses both a major research program that includes the sponsorship of a variety of symposia, workshops, and cooperative research projects involving scholars around the globe and an extensive instructional program for J.D., LL.M., and Ph.D. candidates.
Students are encouraged to work with their advisors in considering classes focused on Japan found in the following departments when applicable: