Greeting from the Head of Japanese Department
Antonius R. Pujo Purnomo, S.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Welcome to Japanese Department official website, Faculty of Humanities Universitas Airlangga. The Department was founded in 2006 and has made a lot of accomplishment for the last 11 years in terms of teaching excellence brought by lecturers, 36% being those who received their PhD from Japanese universities. In terms of curriculum, this program already implement Indonesian National Standard of Higher Education and National Qualification Framework, in accordance with the instruction of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
The scope of knowledge covered by this program is another unique quality, as it is supported by a range of expertise of its staff members, covering Japanese Linguistics, Translation Studies, Japanese Literature, Media Studies, Japanese History, Japanese Culture and Society, Gender, and Japanese Popular Culture. The diverse range of expertise is comprised by materials used for all academic activities.
Students are encouraged not only to rigorously master the knowledge, but also apply it in practical implementation. This enables the students to gain outstanding achievement in Japanese speech competition (first place in 2014 & 2015 National competition), Kanji competition (first place in 2016 provincial competition), and Yosakoi dance competition (2008 & 2011 champion). Every year, there are 15 students who go to Japan as delegates for 6-12 months Student Exchange Program. There are also several students who go to Japan for internship program in Japanese companies for 3 months. For the past seven years, the students have been holding an event called Japanese World, which starts to gain its reputation in East Java and aims to introduce Japanese Culture to the public.
Thank you for visiting our official website, and we do hope that you find information you need regarding our program.