Why study Japanese studies at La Trobe?

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Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2023; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2023, Ranking Web of Universities

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1st in Victoria

We’re the best in Victoria and third in Australia for employer satisfaction, with a rating of 88.1 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 812 KB]

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International opportunities

Build your language skills with exchange programs and study tours in Japan and Asia.

Read more about La Trobe's overseas study opportunities.

Career opportunities in Japanese studies

Career pathways

Studying Japanese builds skills in communication, cultural awareness and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Diplomat
  • Academic research assistant
  • Languages teacher or tutor
  • Foreign correspondent journalist
  • Translator or interpreter
  • Aid and development adviser

Future employers

Potential employers of Japanese studies graduates include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Customs and immigration services
  • International trading companies
  • Translating and Interpreting services
  • Tourism councils
  • Humanitarian aid agencies
  • Media networks

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