Nanzan University

  • Aichi
  • Private institution

  • Address
  • 18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8673
  • Opening
  • 1949
  • Total number of students
  • 9,675 (271 from overseas) as of 2015
  • Fee
  • Admission fee: N/A
  • Tuition fee: N/A
  • Other: N/A

Over 40 years of experience in educating international leaders

Since its founding in 1974, the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University has been a leader in Japanese language studies, with the goal of helping each student develop a better understanding of the Japanese people and language.

By living and learning in Japan, students at the center experience the "real Japan" together with a wide cross-section of people from other countries and cultures. The result is a dynamic group of students from many different backgrounds united in their goal to discover Japan.

Laurent Zakeyan

Laurent Zakeyan, Center for Japanese Studies

I clearly remember my first days at Nanzan. My initial worries quickly disappeared as I was guided and advised by the staff of the CJS Office. Every time that I had a problem or a question, they kindly helped me and provided me with the support that I needed.

But that's not all — I also enjoyed the classes through these two semesters. The language classes were really interesting. By actively participating during these classes, my speaking skills improved dramatically, as I could barely speak at all when I first arrived in Japan. Not only did I progress in listening and reading, but I also started polishing my writing skills. That I was able to learn at this pace was thanks to the help and the kindness of the teachers who were always there to assist us.

I took several art classes, too, that became an important part of my studies. Practicing art techniques in a calm and relaxed atmosphere really helped me put my mind at ease while discovering another culture.

My studies at Nanzan were short, and I wish they had been longer. The atmosphere at Nanzan is unique and I now feel as if Nanzan was my second home, here in Nagoya.

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