Japanese Studies (BA)

- Single honours Japanese Studies
- Joint honours Japanese Studies

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Available from Welcome Weekend

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Induction

Welcome and induction for all Japanese Studies students with your Student Support Coordinator, Lucy Trousdell.

G.536, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Japanese Studies Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Japanese Studies students with information about your course, modules, etc.with Subject Coordinator, Hanako Fujino. 

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For Joint Honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects; you can choose which one you go to first.

JHB.408, Snow Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

Japanese Studies Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Japanese Studies students with information about your course, modules, etc.with Subject Coordinator, Hanako Fujino. 

There are 2 meetings and you can choose which one you attend.

For Joint Honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects; you can choose which one you go to first.

JHB.408, Snow Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet your Academic Adviser

Drop in to see your Academic Adviser for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

G2.16B, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Meet and Greet with your lecturers.

For all undergraduate students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students

Refreshments will be available

G.536, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

10:00am - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator 

Lucy Trousdell

ltrousdell@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator

Hanako Fujino

hfujino@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Lead 

Irene Hill

ihill@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Adrienn Nagy

anagy@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Joanne Cooksey

jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Academic advisers alternative meeting times

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September.  If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

Academic Adviser

Alternative Meeting Date/Time

Room

Yumiko Ishiwata O'Meara

12:00pm - 2:00pm, 26/09/22 (Week 1) 

T6.16, Tongue Building, Headington Campus. 

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page

Japanese Studies Single Honours 

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

Essential Japanology

Yoshio Sugimoto: An Introduction to Japanese Society (2014: Cambridge University Press)

Reading and Writing 1A

N/A (Coursebook to be presented to students on first day of class) 

JPNS4004 Japanese 1A

Yamazaki Y. (2008). Nihongo shokyū: daichi, 1: Mein tekisuto (Elementary Japanese, Daichi 1: main textbook). 3A Corporation, Tokyo

   

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

Reading and Writing 1B

N/A (Coursebook to be presented to students on first day of class) 

JPNS4005 Japanese 1B

Yamazaki Y. (2008). Nihongo shokyū: daichi, 1: Mein tekisuto (Elementary Japanese, Daichi 1: main textbook). 3A Corporation, Tokyo

 

Japanese Studies Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

Reading and Writing 1A

N/A (Coursebook to be presented to students on first day of class) 

JPNS4004 Japanese 1A

Yamazaki Y. (2008). Nihongo shokyū: daichi, 1: Mein tekisuto (Elementary Japanese, Daichi 1: main textbook). 3A Corporation, Tokyo

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

Reading and Writing 1B

N/A (Coursebook to be presented to students on first day of class) 

JPNS4005 Japanese 1B

Yamazaki Y. (2008). Nihongo shokyū: daichi, 1: Mein tekisuto (Elementary Japanese, Daichi 1: main textbook). 3A Corporation, Tokyo