Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Japanese Studies (BA or BSc)

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving Japanese Studies students in Induction Week (16-20 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.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 13:40 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 13:40 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 17 September

    Welcome and Induction Session
    13:00-16:00 G538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 18 September

    Module Registration Help desk

    (for timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 10:00-13:00 J HB405, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September

    Subject Meeting 1
    (Combined Honours students)
    10:00-11:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Subject Meeting 2
    (Single Honours students)
    11:00-12:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Meet Your Academic Advisor 13:00-14:00

    G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    You will find out who you Academic Advisor is when you arrive.

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules)

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00 JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00-16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline)

    Drop-in from 10:00-17:00 JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Dr Irène Hill
    Programme Lead Dr Barbara Giraud
    Subject Coordinator Dr Hanako Fujino
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Chris Taylor
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Miss Adrienn Nagy

    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.

    Introduction-Japanese Society and Culture
    • Hendry, J. (2013). Understanding Japanese Society. 4th edn. Abingdon: Routledge
    • Sugimoto, Y. (2014). An Introduction-Japanese Society. 4th edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    Japanese Reading and Writing I
    • Anai, S., Hill, I. and Ikeshiro, K. (2015). Let's Read Japanese: Level 1, Volume 1. Oxford: Oxford Brookes University
    Japanese 1 A
    • Yamazaki, Y., Ishii, R., Sasaki, K., Takahashi, M. and Machida, K. (2008). Daichi Elementary Japanese 1: Main Text. Tokyo: 3A Corporation
    • Yamazaki, Y., Ishii, R., Sasaki, K., Takahashi, M. and Machida, K. (2009). Daichi Elementary Japanese 1: Translation of the Main Text and Grammar Notes, English Edition. Tokyo: 3A Corporation
    Japanese 1 B Texts for Semester 2 modules will be provided for you and the end of Semester 1.

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Japanese Studies. You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in G228 on Thursday Week 0 at 13:00. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Hanako Fujino T610 48 3738
    Mrs Sumire Hori T616 48 4628
    Dr Alexander Jacoby T606 48 4103

    Mrs Yumiko Ishiwata O’Meara

    T616 48 3628
    Dr Kerri Russell T609 48 3726