CJS Virtual Information Fair 2020

Welcome to the CJS Virtual Information Fair 2020 website.

This special site gives you the opportunity to find out a lot about the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS). Check out the videos and look at the virtual campus tour, and get to know more about the CJS and our campus.

CJS Programs

First, check out a video which briefly introduces the features of the Center for Japanese Studies!

From September 2021, there will be two programs at the CJS. The existing program will be renamed the Intensive Japanese Program (IJP). It will continue to focus on helping you improve your Japanese and your knowledge of Japan. The only change to the IJP is that you will have more seminar and arts courses to choose from.

The new program is called the Modern Japan Program (MJP). It explores contemporary Japanese culture and society in an English-medium Program, and develops your foundational Japanese language skills.

If you would like to know more about the existing IJP and the new MJP, these videos introduce their main features.

Intensive Japanese Program (IJP)

Modern Japan Program (MJP)


We also have a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Program.

Former CJS Student Voices

Let’s hear what former CJS students say about the program.

Chénier La Salle LL.M. (Canada)
Canadian Diplomat
CJS Class of 1994-1995 (University of Montreal)

Kenton Knop(United States of America)
Attorney/ Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
CJS Class of 2006-2007 (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Nguyen Minh Anh(Vietnam)
Digital Marketing Specialist of ASEAN Region/Aeon Mall Co., LTD.
CJS Class of 2016 – 2017 ( Vietnam National University - University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City)

De'Jia Long-Hillie (United States of America)
CJS Class of 2019-2020(University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Cecilia Perrot(France)
CJS Class of 2019-2020(Aix-Marseille University)

Explore Nanzan Campus and Region

Use our Virtual Campus Tour or watch a video to explore our campus.

Clicking on the images will take you to virtual tours of our campus.

The video will show you our modern, award winning beautiful campus equipped with various educational and research facilities.

Find out about the city where the University is located!

Video provided by Nagoya Convention & Visitors Bureau


Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the CJS.
You can contact us anytime via email if you have any questions.

What is the difference between the Intensive Japanese Program and the Modern Japan Program?

As its name suggests, the Intensive Japanese Program focuses upon quickly developing students’ Japanese language skills with two one-hundred-minute classes each day. Six levels of classes are from beginner to advanced, and students can also take many content- and skills-based Japanese seminar courses. Students can also take content classes taught in English to broaden their knowledge of Japan.

On the other hand, the Modern Japan Program fosters and deepens students’ knowledge of Japan through discussion and lecture courses taught in English, and augmented with practical fieldwork project classes that take students outside the classroom and into the real world of contemporary Japan. At the same time, students develop their Japanese language skills with one one-hundred-minute language class each day. Two levels of Japanese are offered in the Fall and three in the Spring.

I am a beginner in Japanese. Should I join in the Intensive Japanese Program or the Modern Japan Program?

Both programs offer classes for beginner level students, but the starting level and learning pace are different.

The lowest Japanese class in the Intensive Japanese Program assumes that students already know hiragana and katakana and have a very basic knowledge of kanji. Moreover, as two one-hundred-minute language classes are provided each day the pace of the course is quite fast, so students will quickly develop their language skills.

By contrast, the lowest Japanese class in the Modern Japan Program starts with students learning hiragana and katakana; however, the next level for students assumes that students already know them and have a basic knowledge of kanji. The pace of learning is more relaxed in the Modern Japan Program, as students take only one one-hundred-minute language class each day.

When can I enter the Center for Japanese Studies?

The Fall Semester of the Center for Japanese Studies starts in September, and the Spring Semester starts in January. For more information, including application periods and admissions criteria, see the CJS Admissions or CJS Academic Calendar webpages.

Is there any scholarship available for my first semester at CJS?

No, you must be enrolled in CJS when you apply for the Nanzan Scholarship and complete at least one semester of Japanese language study at CJS at the time the award is granted.

How can I apply?

We only accept online applications. Please go to the CJS Admissions webpage and apply during the application period.

Is credit-card payment accepted for my application fee?

Yes, you can use a credit card. You may use PayPal as well.

Is there any fee to use online application system?

No, there is no handling fee charged. The application fee is the only fee we collect.

Can I extend the semester after admission?

Yes, please apply at the CJS Office after you are admitted. Students must meet academic requirements at CJS for the extension.

I would like to know about the accommodation for CJS students.

The information on the accommodation for CJS students can be found on our accommodation webpages.

When can I move into my accommodation? Also, will I be able to stay after the program to go traveling?

You will be allowed to move into your accommodation after the first suggested day of arrival announced by the CJS Office. As for the end of your stay, you will be able to stay until the end of the month when the program ends, but no longer.

I already have my own insurance. Do I have to enroll for another one in Japan?

For the safety and welfare of our international students, Nanzan requires all full-time students to apply for the following insurances.

Japan National Health Insurance is a requirement for all residents of Japan, which covers 70% of most medical and dental fees. Since Japanese health facilities generally do not accept foreign insurance policies upon payment, all charges will be asked to be paid at first without this insurance. Procedures to enroll in the JNHL will be explained at the orientation.

Accident Insurance for Student Education and Research is mandatory for all Nanzan students to enroll. This insurance is to cover for any physical injury or damage caused as a result of accidents that may occur while students are engaged in education or research at the university, while commuting to school, or during transit between school facilities.

The questions received during the fair will be answered at the following

Zoom Meeting for Partner Institution Coordinators and Faculty

Study abroad coordinators and faculty from our partner institutions are invited to join our Zoom meeting on Friday, October 30. If you are interested in joining the meeting, register your information from the following site. We will send you the Zoom information (the meeting link, ID, and password) once we have confirmed your registration.

Step-by-Step Guide

Date Friday, October 30 (Japan Standard Time)
Time ①9:00-11:00 (JST) ②17:00-19:00 (JST)
Registration (Deadline: Friday, October 23)