Students wishing to study abroad
Overview of the classes

The academic year

The academic year begins on April 1 of each year and ends on March 31 of the following year. The academic year is also divided into two semesters: the first and second; and in addition, the first semester is further divided into the first and second quarters while the second semester is divided into the third and fourth quarters.

Main events of the academic year

  April May June July August September October November December January February March Next April
First
semester
First half
of the month
First half
of the month
               
Second
semester
          Second half
of the month
First half
of the month
   
Entrance
ceremony
First half
of the month
                       
Orientation
for new
international
students
First half
of the month
        Second half
of the month
             
Welcome
party
First half
of the month
        Second half
of the month
             
Exchange student
certificate
award ceremony
        Second half
of the month
          Second half
of the month
   
Graduation
ceremony
          Second half
of the month
          Second half
of the month
 
Long
holidays
        First half of the month

Second half of the month
    Second half of the month
First half of the month
Middle of the month

First half of the month
Summer vacation Winter vacation Spring vacation

Class hours

1st and 2nd period 3rd and 4th period 5th and 6th period 7th and 8th period 9th and 10th period
8:50 - 10:20 10:30 - 12:00 12:50 - 14:20 14:30 - 16:00 16:10 - 17:40

Programs for international students

Aims

These programs are for regular international students, Japanese studies students, research students, special auditing students, and non-degree students designed to help them develop their Japanese language skills such as understanding and taking notes in Japanese during the university lectures, taking exams, writing reports, participating in professional discussions, and presenting their own opinions. For regular international students and researchers enrolled in doctoral programs taught in English, this course aims to help them develop the basic Japanese language skills required to live in Japan.

Course format

The courses for international students consist of the following three items. In addition, there are classes for learning more about Akita and Japan, as well as classes for each specialized field. For further information about the classes, please refer to the “List of courses and timetable” given below.

Classes to improve your Japanese language skills Japanese 1 A/B
Japanese 2 A/B
Japanese 2 Comprehensive A/B
Japanese 3 A/B
Japanese 3 Comprehensive A/B
Japanese 4-I to VI
Japanese 5 - I to X
Classes on understanding Japanese society and culture,
Japanese language education, etc.
Introduction to Japanese Culture I・Ⅱ
Introduction to Japanese Society I・Ⅱ
Introduction to Multicultural Interaction I・II
Introduction to Multicultural Communication I・II
Class on writing reports on the society and culture, etc.
of Japan and Akita
Project Research for International Students I・II

Class reports

Second semester AY2017

Introduction to Japanese Society II Booklet: “Rice Paddies and Oil Fields 4 - The Toyokawa Area as Seen by International Students”

PDF

Second semester AY2016

Introduction to Japanese Society II Booklet: “Rice Paddies and Oil Fields 3 –The Toyokawa Area as Seen by International Students”

PDF

Second semester AY2015

Introduction to Japanese Society II Booklet: “Rice Paddies and Oil Fields 2 -The Toyokawa Area as Seen by International Students”

PDF

Second semester AY2014

Introduction to Japanese Culture I Booklet: “Rice Paddies and Oil Fields" - The Toyokawa Area as Seen by International Students”

PDF

First semester AY2012

Introduction to Japanese Culture I May 26-27 agricultural experience (Yokote City)

Student reportPDF

Implementation report (photos) PDF