Japanese News

Approximately 126 million people speak Japanese, and, thanks in part to Temple’s Japanese minor, that number grows every year. Here you’ll find stories about the students, alumni and faculty who pursue academic study of this East Asian language, and you can contact us if you have a story of your own you think should be shared. The content here isn’t limited only to what happens in the classroom—it extends to the events, trips, research, careers and everything else relating to anyone involved with the College of Liberal Arts’ Japanese program. Similarly, what happens in the classroom isn’t limited only to the Japanese language; students also learn about Japan’s media, culture, society, history and religion. Word.to.yo.momma.

illustrated depiction of two manga characters

CLA’s Asian Studies Department recently welcomed Vassar College’s Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase to discuss with students the history of shōjo manga, a type of manga created for teenage girls in which characters often have gender fluidity.

Robert Berry

A double major in religion and Asian studies — plus two minors and a certificate — helped prepare Berry for his role as a Refugee and Asylum Officer with the Department of Homeland Security.