• Understanding Japanese culture through understanding of Japanese reading, writing, speaking and listening and
   Japanese language.

• Understanding features and backgrounds of Japanese literature and Japanese societal consideration through the 

• Understanding basic characteristics and features of different eras through historical classification of Japanese
   history and comparison with Korean literature.

• Aim to enhance academic, cultural and economic exchange and cooperation between Korea and Japan and to foster 
   individuals who are wanted by the local society and who can precede in the international competition.

Educational Goals

Dept. of Japanese Language & Literature

The Department of Japanese Language & Literature was established on October 2, 1980 and was launched with a founding class of 40 students on March 12, 1981.

The educational and research domains of the Department of Japanese Language & Literature can be largely divided into Studies of Japanese Language, Japanese Literature and Japanese History & Culture.
Based on the Japanese language, the department endeavors to cultivate talented individuals befitting our global era by researching a wide range of academic domains, such as Japanese language, Japanese literature, Japanese culture and Japanese regional research.  

In addition, the department has been active in academic exchange by forming student exchange agreements with several Japanese universities. Such includes the University of Kitakyushu made in September, 1997, Sonoda Women’s University formed in June, 2004, Kwassui Women’s College made in March, 2006, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies made in October, 2007, and Suzuka International University made in January, 2008. Through such active exchange with foreign universities, the department has not only expanded the scope of our research, but also strengthened levels of understanding and training for major curriculums. Collectively, such efforts have also contributed to the globalization of the INU.
At the same time, the department has been dedicated to expanding scholarship programs for students, such as the HONGMI Scholarships sponsored by Hunahasi Hiroyosi (after establishment in September, 2005, the scholarship program has been offering 5 million won scholarships to 5 students annually).