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Japan is the third largest economy in the world

As a Harper student you'll have access to:Japanese Language

  • Day, evening and online courses
  • Free, individual and group tutoring 
  • Library with extensive Spanish texts and books
  • Study abroad options

At Harper, we offer five levels of Japanese instruction. Choose from credit courses in elementary and intermediate Japanese, as well as Intensive Oral Practice.

What level course should I take?

If you have no prior knowledge of spoken or written Japanese, enroll in JPN 101, Elementary Japanese I. Students with experience in Japanese must complete a placement exam before registering for a language course. Contact Professor Setsuko Hanaoka at to schedule a placement exam.