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10-Month Program: advanced Japanese language training  |  Learn more

Summer Intensive Kanbun Program: a three-week intensive course  |  Learn more

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Welcome to IUC The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.

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Message Regarding Coronavirus

The IUC is gradually reverting to pre-pandemic conditions. The Summer 2023 program, which began on June 22, is fully in person, although students, faculty, and staff are required to submit negative COVID test results on a regular basis as a condition of attendance. Visitors are not required to test, but advance notification is required; please contact our office. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates when circumstances change. Read more
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The Toshizo Watanabe Foundation Donates $10 Million to the IUC

IUC received a $10 million endowment gift from the Toshizo Watanabe Foundation. The donation represents the largest in the 54-year history of the IUC, and establishes the Toshizo Watanabe Fellows Program, providing scholarships for IUC students.


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