Online Summer Program 2021

The Asian Studies Program is now accepting applications for our Special Online Summer Program 2021 (June - July). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have switched to the online format but over 600 students have participated in our online program in the 2020-2021 academic year.

This coming summer we will continue to offer the online courses taught by our well-experienced faculty members plus the summer program also will include unique opportunities to participate in virtual field trips in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara as well as interactions with local students.

Program Summary:

Summer Program Leaflet

  • Three to six-week course programs during June – July
  • Introductory Japanese Courses
  • Introduction to Japanese Culture
  • Virtual intercultural interaction with Kansai Gaidai local students

How to Apply:

You can reserve your spot by filling out the following application form no later than April 30, 2021. After the submission, we will contact you shortly with more detailed information.

Application form for the Summer Program 2021

Live Demo Lessons Available

Live Japanese level 1 lessons will be held on March 29, April 1, 6 and 8 for those who are not familiar with the university or its program! Reservation three days prior to the lesson date is required through the following form in order to receive our invitation link.

Reservation Form for Live Demo Lessons


Japanese (Level 1 / Level 2)
JPN Level: Introductory
No. of Lessons: 45 lessons
Class Period: 6 weeks. Jun.14(Mon)- Jul.23(Fri)
Class Time: Monday – Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM and/or 3:00PM-4:30PM (JST)
Credits: 5 credits
Fee: 75,000 Japanese yen
Learning Kansai Japanese (Kansai Dialect)
JPN Level: Intermediate
No. of Lessons: 15 lessons
Class Period: 3 weeks. Jun.28(Mon)- Jul.16(Fri)
Class Time: Monday – Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM (JST)
Credits: Non-credit (e-certificate)
Fee: 30,000 Japanese yen
Let’s Begin Learning Japanese
JPN Level: Introductory
No. of Lessons: 9 lessons
Class Period: 3 weeks. Jun.14(Mon)- Jul.2(Fri)
Class Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM and/or 3:00PM-4:30PM (JST)
Credits: Non-credit (e-certificate)
Fee: 15,000 Japanese yen
Introduction to Japanese Culture
JPN Level: Taught in English
No. of Lessons: 5 lessons
Class Period: 5 weeks. Jun.18(Fri)- Jul.16(Fri)
Class Time: Friday 10:45AM-12:15PM or 4:40PM-6:10PM (JST)
Credits: Non-credit (e-certificate)
Fee: 15,000 Japanese yen


  • Applicants should be 18 years old or above and currently enrolled as a degree seeking student in a college or university
  • Applicants must have studied Japanese previously for [Japanese Level 2] and [Learning Kansai Japanese (Kansai Dialect)].
  • Applicants must have adequate English proficiency for [Introduction to Japanese Culture].


    1. Application Period:March 8 - April 30, 2021
    2. Notification:May 14, 2021
    3. Payment Period: May 17 - May 31, 2021
    4. Orientation:June 9, 2021 Tentative

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Note: Program contents may change without prior notice.

Summer Program 2020 (Past Program)

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Short but Comprehensive

The Asian Studies Summer Program is a six-week program, which offers a well-rounded introduction to Japanese language and culture. By combining semi-intensive Japanese language classes with a series of lectures and field trips, students are able to gain a basic understanding of Japanese language and society. The program is designed to cover a wide range of topics from Japanese pop culture and current political issues to time-honored traditions and history through lectures and site visits.
The Summer Program is offered for six weeks in June and July when the program for local students are in full operation. Thus, participants are able to have active interactions with local students.

Program Contents

  • Introductory Japanese: 5 credits
  • Introduction to Asian Studies: 2 credits
  • Cultural activities include field trips to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

Note: Program contents may change due to teaching staff arrangements without prior notice.
There will be a program fee to participate.

Summer Program Brochure

Summer Program Application Form

Japanese Instructor' s Reference Form