Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Japanese Studies (BA or BSc)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Japanese Studies students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Enrolment Start at 13:40
    Finish at 14:00
    Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Welcome and Induction Session
    Including Information on Placement Test
    Start at 13:00
    Finish at 17:00
    G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Subject Meeting 1
    (Combined Honours students)
    Start at 10:00
    Finish at 11:00
    G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Subject Meeting 2
    (Single Honours students)
    Start at 11:00
    Finish at 12:00
    G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from
    14:00 to 15:00
    At 14:00 in T620, Tonge Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus if your Advisor is in Japanese Studies, or from 15:00 in their room.
    Check on your PIP page when you print your timetable for their name and room number.
    PIP Helpdesk (First Years only) Drop-in from
    13:00 to 17:00
    G110, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    PIP Helpdesk (All students) Start at 11:00
    Finish at 17:00
    G110, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    For timetable and programme queries

    All Days

    Various Workshops See Workshops page for details.

    Subject Codes

    All subjects within the university have a unique subject code. For Japanese Studies, they are as follows:

    Subject Code

    Subject

    JB JB is combined honours Japanese Studies (ab initio) for beginners. Students will be combining Japanese Studies with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or a BSc dependent on their second subject.
    JC JC is combined honours Japanese Studies (post-beginners). Students will be combining Japanese Studies with another subject. Students will be studying for a BA or a BSc dependent on their second subject.
    JD JD is single honours Japanese Studies (ab initio) for beginners. Students will be studying only Japanese Studies. Students will be studying for a BA.
    JE JE is single honours Japanese Studies (post-beginners). Students will be studying only Japanese Studies. Students will be studying for a BA.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of Department Professor Simon Kövesi
    Programme Lead Dr Irène Hill
    Subject Coordinator Dr Hanako Fujino
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Chris Taylor
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Mrs Catherine Harris +44 (0)1865 483748

    Recommended Reading for Japanese Studies (ab initio) (JB, JD)

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Japanese Studies (ab initio) modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    U20105 Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture Sugimoto, Y. (2010). An Introduction to Japanese Society. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    U63005 Japanese Reading and Writing I www.kanjikreativ.com (Software for learning Kanji)
    U63010 Japanese 1 A Banno, E., Ikeda, Y., Ohno, Y., Shinagawa, C. and Tokashiki, K. (2011). Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. 2nd ed. Tokyo: Japan Times
    U63011 Japanese 1 B To be advised in Semester 2

    Recommended Reading for Japanese Studies (post-beginners) (JC, JE)

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Japanese Studies (post-beginners) modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    U20105 Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture Sugimoto, Y. (2010). An Introduction to Japanese Society. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    U63005 Japanese Reading and Writing I www.kanjikreativ.com (Software for learning Kanji)
    U63012 Japanese 2 A 90 Days of Japanese Language 2. (2000). Tokyo: Unicom
    U63013 Japanese 2 B To be advised in Semester 2

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Japanese Studies. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol. You should meet your Academic Advisor in T620 on Thursday Week 0 at 14:00 if they are Japanese, or from 15:00 in their room. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Alternative Arrangement

    Ms Yuka Akiyama T609 48 3726  
    Dr Hanako Fujino T610 48 3628  
    Dr Alexander Jacoby T606 48 4103  
    Dr Kerri Russell T609 48 3726  
    Dr Emi Sakamoto T605 48 4106