Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies is about Japan – its history, culture, politics, literature, art, music, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of people in Japan.

This includes Japan's influence on the rest of the world, including New Zealand, and vice versa.

Japanese Studies also involves learning at least some Japanese language.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge about Japan is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • International businessperson
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

142% of national
median earnings


Employment

67%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
23%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

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

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