Department of World Languages and Cultures

Japanese Program Homepage

Welcome to the Japanese Section of the Department of World Languages and Cultures!

There are many new Japanese courses now available at The University of Toledo that have been established to facilitate the minor program and to further expand the department as interest and demand for such studies steadily increases.

  • To fulfill the University of Toledo's foreign language core requirements in Japanese the following courses are required: 1110, 1120, 2140, and 2150.
  • To complete the Japanese Minor Program, a student must accumulate at least 22 Japanese course credit hours above the 2000-level. 

Meet the Professors and Instructors:

Dr. Joseph Hara - Director of Japanese Program
Dr. Kasumi Yamazaki - Assistant Professor of Japanese

Shoko Kure - Part-time instructor
Kristi Palwak - Part-time instructor
Ryo Kitamura - Part-time instructor

Mariko Johnston - Part-time instructor
Mie Kina - Part-time instructor

Japanese Faculty AY 2016-2017

For more information about the Japanese program please contact at:

Contact Dr. Joseph Hara
Phone: 419.530.7793

Last Updated: 1/8/18