Center for Japanese Language Education,the University of Tokyo

Special Themed Seminar

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This Special Themed Seminar will cover a specific topic for a set amount of days. Some sample topics include "hiragana,” “katakana,” Introduction to kanji (beginner),”“Keego (advanced),” and “presentations in Japanese (advanced).”

The topics offered are subject to change with each semester.



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Potential Applicants / Selection


For international students (graduate and research students) at UTokyo.

*Some seminars are also open to foreign researchers at UTokyo other than international students.

No selection criteria are applied, but if your level and aims do not match the course, you may be not be permitted to enroll.  See the details on application documents.


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Courses Period    



[2019.7.17] The seminar has finished.


     ※Contents of (A) and (B) are exactly same.

Term Period


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Tips on Reading

Japanese Kanji for

Kanji background students

Intermediate to


(A) May 14 - June 11, 2019

Every Tuesday 13:00-14:40


(B) June 18 - July 16, 2019

Every Tuesday 10:50-12:30






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    How to apply     


    [2019.6.14] Registration has closed.

      [ Application Period ]  (A) April 24(Wed.) - May 9(Thu.), 2019 - 17:00 (JST)

     (B) May 10(Fri.) - June 13(Thu.), 2019 - 17:00 (JST)

      [ How to apply ] Please complete two steps below by the deadline.

    Step 1) Online Application

        Step 2) File Uploading
                Please upload the two materials below.
                a) Your official Student ID/Staff ID card issued by UTokyo*
                    b) Your ID Photo
        For details, please check from here.
          *If your ID card has not been issued, please bring an official document stamped by the dean of your school/institute/hospital, which shows that you have been officially accepted by the University of Tokyo. If you do not have such a document, please prepare a certificate of acceptance stamped by the dean of your school/institute/hospital.    -> sample form download


    Online Application
    [2019.6.14] Registration has closed.


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    * Notes on Attendance Certification and Completion Certification


    The Special Themed Seminar does not provide a certificate, so please be aware.



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