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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. Most classes are now conducted in person and the Summer 2023 program, which starts on June 22, will be fully in person. However, students, faculty, and staff are required to submit negative COVID test results on a regular basis as a condition of attendance. Visitors to the IUC are also asked to comply with our testing requirements; for details, please contact us in advance. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates when circumstances change.
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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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Upcoming at IUC

Summer Program 2023

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Summer Intensive Kanbun Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023