The University offers four semesters of Japanese, sufficient to satisfy the college's foreign language requirement. Although a major or minor in Japanese is not currently offered, students may participate in study-abroad programs in Japan to extend their study of Japanese and to explore Japanese society. Further study of topics bearing on Japanese culture and history can be undertaken through coursework offered in the Asian Studies Program.


Dr. Nuffer Speaks at MGF Conference on Space and Place
April 13, 2017
Dr. Laura Nuffer delivered the address, "Hell on Earth: How the Realms of Torment Became a Tourist Destination in Early Modern Japan" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.
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Asian Tea Event
April 3, 2017
Are you interested in tea culture or just want to sample different kinds of tea? Come to the TEA TIME at the Social Lodge, where different kinds of tea and Asian snacks are provided along with a presentation about tea culture and tradition for those who are interested in Asian culture. This event is sponsored by AASEANS (Asian Association for Students Empowerment Awareness and Networking Services), Healthy Hut, and OCCU (Organization for Cross-Cultural Understanding.)
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2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!
October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!
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