Eastern Kentucky University’s Japanese Studies can pair well with any field of study and open doors in your future career. Learning another language can enhance your memory and logic and sharpen your critical thinking skills. Japanese is spoken by more than 88 million people worldwide and is the third most spoken language online. At EKU, enjoy small classes taught by qualified professors who can provide an immersion experience.

Degree Concentrations

Japanese Studies


Where are Recent Graduates?

  • Teaching English to high school students in Japan through the Japanese Exchange Teaching Program (JET)
  • Producing (after developing) a new language teaching software for start-up company in Richmond, Ky.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the Japanese Studies program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society Scholarships
  • Leslie Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad


Japanese Studies