• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Japanese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages

Students undertaking this course will pursue language study at an ANU partner institution in Japan. It is aimed at improving students' command of modern spoken Japanese as well as increasing their awareness of the culture in which it is used. The themes dealt with in the course will differ from year to year but may include such topics as natural disasters and the environment, youth and ageing and sport and leisure. Entry into the course is available through a competitive application process.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Learning outcomes will vary depending on the level of language instruction undertaken.

Other Information

Incompatibilities and prerequisites

JPNS2525 (Osaka) — is for students who have completed (as a rule) JPNS2003 and JPNS2005.

JPNS2525 (Akita) — is for students who have completed (as a rule) JPNS3002 and/or JPNS3005, JPNS3006, JPNS3007, or JPNS3008. Considered to be on a par with JPNS3005-3008 classes in terms of difficulty. No incompatibilities as it does not replace, but rather supplements existing courses. 

Proficiency level

Students who successfully complete this course at Osaka will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N4-3 to N5-4, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.

Students who successfully complete this course at Akita will typically achieve a level of proficiency roughly equivalent to JLPT N2 to N3, depending on their performance and degree of engagement.


Students are required to participate in a competitive selection process in order to gain access to this course. For information on the application process, please visit: https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com/


This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Students participating in this course are required to successfully complete intensive language study at the host institution. (null) [LO null]

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This course is offered through intensive delivery in non-standard academic sessions. Students will receive an 'EE' result for this course and have credit allocated to their degree on successful completion of the study at the host institution.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with JPNS6525

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None. Authentic Japanese language materials and media will be used.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Akita International University
1379 10 Jan 2024 10 Jan 2024 19 Jan 2024 15 Feb 2024 In Person N/A
Osaka University
1547 08 Jan 2024 08 Jan 2024 12 Jan 2024 04 Feb 2024 In Person N/A

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