About Japanese Literature Program


We are entering the Industry 4.0 era, New innovations introduced to human life to make human life became much easier. But there is also disruptive technology that threatens human jobs. While the increased growth of Japanese investment in Indonesia has given opportunities for Indonesian people who had knowledge in the Japanese Language, Culture, and various hard skills to enter the Japanese Industry. It is necessary to master the Japanese language, knowledge of Japanese Culture, and various skills. To meet this need, the Faculty of Humanities at BINUS UNIVERSITY has been offering the Japanese undergraduate Study Program since 2001. Graduates of the Japanese Study Program at BINUS UNIVERSITY will have Japanese knowledge, language skills, various hard and soft skill, and good attitudes that can be applied after completing their studies.

The Japanese Study Program curriculum provides language skills consisting of competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which enables the students to adapt to situations when dealing with Japanese people. Besides, they will also know about Japanese studies such as culture, ethics, community, and history. In order to get a job soon or to set up their own business after graduating, graduate students are provided with practical knowledge of Japanese business and management, Japanese business culture, as well as knowledge of entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the students are also equipped with Japanese computer skills and information technology so that they will be able to communicate more efficiently in the modern world.

Graduates of the Japanese Study Program will have high-level analytical skills if they wish to continue their education or to work in fields such as business, the manufacturing industry, services, tourism, or communication. The professions that graduates could consider are Japanese speakers, translators, interpreters, public relations officers, secretaries, researchers, or entrepreneurs.

There is also a Minor and Free Elective program in which student can explore their interest. Developed their abilities, and apply them to their work. Students will have access to various subjects in Computer Science, Design, Hospitality, and many more.

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Vision and Mission


A Japanese Study Program that is excellent in applying Japanese Language skills, Technology, and Culture and innovative as a role model for more competitive and adaptable graduates.


The mission of the Japanese Department is to contribute to the global community through the provision of world-class education by:

  1. Educating students with Japanese language skills, knowledge, culture, and Applied Japanese for Office and translation by providing excellent courses based on Information Technology.
  2. Providing a solid learning and research experience through the creation of creative and value-added talents of leaders for the global community.
  3. Preparing graduates aiming for a higher education degree in Japanese or related disciplines.
  4. Developing professional services with an emphasis on the application of Japanese knowledge to improve the quality of life of Indonesian and the international community.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the program are:

  1. To provide language skills on the level of the 3rd Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) consisting of competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which enable the students to adapt to situations when dealing with Japanese people.
  2. To provide applied Japanese skills which enable the students to adapt to the working environment.
  3. To provide knowledge about Japanese culture, ethics, community, and history.

Student Outcomes

After completing the study, graduates are:

  1. Able to apply Japanese grammar to speaking, listening, writing, and reading competencies in accordance with Japanese Language Proficiency Test quality standards;
  2. Able to communicate in Japanese for at least one specific purpose both verbally and in writing;
  3. Able to write and read text using kanji, hiragana, and katakana characters;
  4. Able to study aspects of the Japanese Language or Culture through linguistic, socio-cultural, and literary approaches that can be set forth in Indonesian written papers;
  5. Able to analyze Japanese history and social culture in Indonesian verbally and in writing;
  6. Able to present the history and social culture of Indonesia in Japanese;
  7. Able to apply Japanese software to improve workability;
  8. Able to apply the principle of Japanese work in the workplace;
  9. Able to correspond by applying language ethics in the context of Japanese business;
  10. Able to translate spoken and written Japanese into Indonesian and vice versa;
  11. Able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in developing alternative solutions for problem-solving.

Prospective Career of the Graduates

With the skills mentioned above and knowledge, Japanese graduates are expected to be able to develop themselves in the community for the following professions:

  1. Japanese Speaker
  2. Japanese Business Correspondent
  3. Japanese Interpreter and Translator
  4. Japanese Public Relations Officer/ Guest Relations Officer
  5. Independent Travel/ Tourism Agency
  6. Hospitality Service
  7. Entrepreneur, etc.