Japanese

This is about learning to read, write and speak Japanese.

As well as learning the language, studying Japanese usually includes reading examples of Japanese literature.

Studying Japanese is also likely to involve learning about Japanese culture and history.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

'Additional' languages are useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Japanese language teacher
  • International businessperson
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

62%
Employed
3%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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