UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _
Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Japan
Naoko AOKI et al. (School of Letters)
The purpose of this course is to outline the linguistic and cultural diversity of Japan and invalidate the long-established myth that Japan is s homogeneous community. The course will be divided into two parts. The first part will focus on various subcultures in Japan, including such topics as Japanese geography, gender minorities religions and university students. The second part will try to elucidate the characteristics of the Japanese among the languages over the world, paying attention to the internal variation at the same time.