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A photo of a posterboard that details information about Japan during UNCW’s annual iFest

Japanese Minor

Add Value to Your Major with a Japanese Minor
  • 85%

    of Students Study Abroad in Japan

  • 100%

    of Students Interact & Converse with Japanese Peers

  • 2nd

    Japan's Rank in Foreign Investment in North Carolina

A Japanese minor can lead to careers in:

Alumni work as English teachers in Japan.

Japanese minors are employed as translators and interpreters.

Japanese language skills are valuable in marketing and sales positions in the U.S. and abroad.

Alumni work as IT professionals in Japan.

Japanese language skills are highly sought after in business and finance.

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Learn To

Demonstrate skills to communicate in Japanese and acquire research skills

Demonstrate foundational knowledge of Japanese culture

Participate in exchanges to improve Japanese language skills and cross-cultural knowledge

I have a greater appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture. I traveled and guided friends to Japan and navigated our way from Hiroshima through Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Okunoshima and Okinawa.
Ray Pearce ‘17
Japanese Minor Program Overview