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Welcome to IUC The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.

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Celebrate 50 years of IUC!

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the IUC. Over the last five decades the IUC has made an indelible mark on the international understanding of Japan. Join us in celebrating this occasion through our anniversary events. Learn more about our illustrious alumni. Commemorative gifts are welcome!

Welcome to Our New Website

Please pardon our dust as we transition into our brand new website. Don't forget to visit us on Facebook or Linkedin!


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Upcoming at IUC

10-Month Application Deadline

January 15, 2014

Summer 2014 Application Deadline

March 15, 2014

Summer Intensive Kanbun Application Deadline

April 30, 2014

Yokohama

Kanji in Context—Newly revised edition

A must have for all serious students of Japanese!