About us 

About us

ICU Research Center for Japanese Language Education


The Center, established in 1991, is devoted to Japanese language education at ICU and research on Japanese education to facilitate international communication. The center runs the Summer Courses in Japanese and develops teaching materials and methods. It publishes the annual journal “ICU Studies in Japanese Language Education”.


Summer Courses in Japanese (SCJ):

This intensive six-week program has a forty-year history. Starting in early July, it provides a stimulating environment in which students can increase their understanding of Japanese language and culture. About 100 students from 20  or so different countries participate in the SCJ every summer. In addition to the program’s 15 weekly periods of intensive Japanese language instruction, the course also offers culture programs. Students in the SCJ program stay in dormitories on campus or with Japanese families off campus or other off-campus dormitories to experience life in Japan.


We publish the annual journal “ICU Studies in Japanese Language Education”. The articles can be downloaded from ICU Repository and CiNii .

Seminar & Workshop:

We are holding seminars and workshops related to Japanese language education. For more information, please refer to the following: Seminars and workshops from previous years (in Japanese)