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Nestled in an unexpected place — the Midwestern campus of a small college — you will find a remarkable educational resource for all things Japan.
Earlham College is known nationwide as one of the finest undergraduate institutions for the study of Japanese language and culture. From the exploration of geological remains in Okinawa to the filmmaking of Yasujiro Ozu, students can discover and deepen their knowledge of Japan in many unique and exciting ways.
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Japan permeates the Earlham campus — nearly two dozen Japanese students enroll and study here each year, and many faculty members have lived, worked, and studied in Japan. These faculty members know the Japanese language well enough to use it in teaching, research, and administration, as well as in conversation.
The moment students make the decision to study Japanese language and culture, they are opened to learning opportunities at every turn — both in and out of the classroom. Recently, students have: