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Japanese Literature

Understanding Japan through studying its literature.

Japanese literature examines works of literature such as stories, novels, poetry, and plays to research the workings of the human condition in Japan. In their research, students of Japanese literature examine the author’s personal history and views as well as the historical background in which a work was written to think about essence of humanity and human society. In the study of Japanese literature, research goes beyond the reading of literature to cover other aspects of Japanese such as phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. Even deeper research covers the psychological profile, national identity, and regional traditions of the Japanese people. Recent activity in the field has focused on the research of Japanese language as seen by people from other countries, as well as comparative studies between the literature of Japan and that of other countries.

Universities that offer these studies include...

東洋大学 | Toyo University

The beginnings of Toyo University can be found ...

Toyo University

北海道大学 | Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, large...

Hokkaido University

埼玉大学 | Saitama University

Saitama University opened in 1949, and currentl...

Saitama University

桜美林大学 | J. F. Oberlin University

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J. F. Oberlin University

立教大学 | Rikkyo University

Rikkyo University started its history in 1874 a...

Rikkyo University

広島女学院大学 | Hiroshima Jogakuin University

Hiroshima Jogakuin University was founded as Hi...

Hiroshima Jogakuin University

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