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Japanese Language Major Guide
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Tenri University …………………………………………………………………………………………………
Faculty of International Studies………………………………………………………………………………
Japanese Studies Course ………………………………………………………………………………………
Admission Quotas and Deadlines ……………………………………………………………………………
Expenses …………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Scholarships………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Course Summary ………………………………………………………………………………………………
Japanese Teacher Training Program ………………………………………………………………………
Campus Life………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Graduate School and Employment
Placement of Recent Graduates …………………………………………………………………………
Affiliated Institutions …………………………………………………………………………………………
日本語
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漢語
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these languages, the Department’s aim is for students
Tenri University
to achieve an advanced level of linguistic proficiency.
Tenri University’s origins lie in the Tenri Foreign
The Department of Area Studies is comprised of the
Language School established in 1925 by the Reverend
three geographical areas of “Asia-Oceania,” “Europe-
Shozen Nakayama of the Tenrikyo religion. Its aim
Africa,” and the “Americas” and through the study of
was to provide students with Tenrikyo doctrinal
each area as an extensive cultural sphere, a unique
studies and foreign language education, as well as to
Tenri University-developed field of vision will be
foster them to engage in missionary work.
nurtured. Furthermore, in addition to the above three
In 1949, the school became Tenri University and the
area studies programs, a new “Japanese Studies
1992 departmental reform organized the University
Course” aimed at foreign students will be established
into four Faculties : Humanities, Letters, International
from 2017.
Culture Studies, and Budo & Sport Studies. In 2004,
the Graduate School of Clinical Human Studies and in
Japanese Studies Course
2015 the Graduate School of Physical Fitness with a
speciality
in
Physical
Fitness
were
established.
The Japanese Studies Course, is a course in which
Furthermore, in 2010, the Faculty of International
the student, while acquiring a reliable Japanese
Culture Studies was reorganized as the Faculty of
language ability in the classroom setting according to
International Studies. The objective of the University
the applicant’s linguistic ability at the time of the
is to provide students with expertise in specific areas
entrance
within the broad spectrum of a liberal arts education,
environment of a small educational setting, can also
through the interaction of a faithful and dedicated
learn widely and deeply not only about Japanese
faculty, staff, and students, in a favorable and
society, history and culture in a global setting, but also
educational environment.
learn
to
widely
school
and
and
under
deeply
the
about
comfortable
the
regional
characteristics of Nara referred to as “the birthplace of
Tenri University is located amidst beautiful natural
the country called Japan.”
surroundings in the center of Nara Prefecture, cradle
The course aims to provide an education where one
of the ancient Japanese state. Many famous temples,
acquires universal insights by studying about the
shrines, and archaeological sites from the ancient
history and modern culture of Nara and Japan from
capital lie in the vicinity, and are visited annually by
global perspectives, and where one learns not only
large numbers of tourists. The vitality of the Osaka
existing knowledge, but also from a managerial
and Kyoto urban centers can be reached within an
position, how one can make use of the introduction of
hour by train, and the fashionable city of Kobe, with
traditional culture and new culture in society and a
its widespread appeal to the young, can be reached by
local area.
train in an hour and forty minutes.
The University’s home city of Tenri is the birthplace
of the Tenrikyo religion, and is known to followers as
their spiritual home, “Jiba.” As an international
religious center where millions of believers from all
over the world gather for worship, it is filled with a
spirit of friendliness towards overseas guests, and is
thus a place where international students feel readily
at home.
Faculty of International Studies
The
Faculty
of
International
Studies,
was
Admission Quotas and Deadlines
established in 2010, consisting of the Department of
Ⅰ)The admission quota for the Department of Area
Foreign Languages and the Department of Area
Studies.
The
Department of Foreign Languages is
Studies,
comprised of the following four language majors :
English,
Chinese,
Korean
and
Studies
Course
is
thirty
Ⅱ)For enrollment in April 2017, information on
Spanish/Brazilian-
Portuguese. Through a thorough training in one of
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Japanese
students per year.
quotas and application deadlines are as follows :
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person from Friday, February 10th through
FIRST APPLICATION PERIOD
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.
Admission quota for applicants living in Japan :
Attendance is required for an essay exam and an
19 students.
Applicants must be submitted by mail or in
interview held on campus on Friday, March
person from Monday, October 10th through
3rd, 2017. Notification of the results will be
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016.
made to the applicant and to his or her
guarantor on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.
Attendance is required for an essay exam and an
interview, held
on
campus
on
Successful
Saturday,
applicants
must
submit
the
November 19th, 2016. Notification of the
entrance fee, Spring Semester tuition and
results will be made to the applicant and to
other fees and all documents required for the
his or her guarantor on Friday, November
entry process by Thursday, March 16th, 2017.
25th, 2016.
Ⅲ)The
Successful applicants must submit the entrance
following
chart
indicates
information
regarding the selection process :
fee and documents required for the entry
process by Thursday, December 15th, 2016.
For applicants living in Japan
Spring Semester tuition is due by Wednesday,
January 25th, 2017.
Evaluation process
Application
―
(documents)
Essay exam*
60 min
(topic assigned at
exam time)
Interview
―
Admission quota for applicants living overseas :
Several students (fluctuates yearly). Selection
will
be
based
on
application
documents.
Application deadline is Friday, October 28th,
2016. Notification of the results will be made
November
25th,
2016.
Points Total points
!
#
%
#
50
50
" 150
#
%
#
50
$
*In Japanese, approximately 600 letters in length
to the applicant and to his or her guarantor on
Friday,
Time
Successful
applicants must submit the entrance fee and
For applicants living overseas
documents required for the entry process by
Evaluation is based on the application documents.
Thursday, December 15th 2016.
Semester
tuition
is
due
by
Spring
Ⅳ)For applicants living in Japan, the applicant
Wednesday,
January 25th, 2017.
must fulfill one of the following conditions from
numbers ⑴ - ⑶, in addition to condition ⑷. For
SECOND
( applications
those applicants applying from overseas, the
received by mail, or submitted directly, from
applicant must either meet condition ⑴ or its
Friday, January 6th through Friday, January 20th,
equivalent qualification as recognized by Tenri
2017)
University, in addition to condition⑷.
APPLICATION
PERIOD
Admission quota for applicants living in Japan :
⑴
9 students.
A
bona
fide
foreign
national
who
has
Attendance is required for an essay exam and an
completed, or is scheduled to complete by March
interview held on campus on Wednesday,
2016, twelve years of elementary and secondary
February 8th, 2017. Notification of the results
education under a foreign educational system, or
will be made to the applicant and to his or her
the equivalent as recognized by the Ministry of
guarantor on Thursday, February 16th, 2017.
Education,
Successful
applicants
must
submit
Culture,
Sports,
Science
and
Technology.
the
⑵
entrance fee, Spring Semester tuition and
A bona fide foreign national who has finished
other fees and all documents required for the
nine years of education in a foreign country and
entry process by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.
who has graduated from a Japanese high school,
or is scheduled to graduate by March, 2017.
⑶
THIRD APLICATION PERIOD
A person recognized by the University as
meeting the equivalent of the qualifications
Admission quota for applicants living overseas :
given under Item ⑴ or ⑵.
Several students
⑷
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A person living outside Japan, who is eligible
for a student visa as defined by the Immigration
Applicants must be submitted by mail or in
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Control and Refugee Recognition Act, a person
the application procedure, contact the Admissions
holding a residence status of student in Japan,
Office.
or a person holding a status from which change
Admissions Office
to student status is possible.
Tenri University
Persons wishing to apply for admission based on
1050 Somanouchi―cho,
Item ⑶ must first apply to the University for
Tenri City, Nara Prefecture 632―8510
recognition of their qualifications during the
Japan
following periods : ⑴ between August 23rd and
September 9th, 2016 in order to submit during
Phone : 81―(0)743―62―2164
the First Application Period, ⑵ between October
Fax: 81―(0)743―63―7368
13th and November 11th, 2016 in order to
E-mail: [email protected]
submit during the Second Application Period,
Home page: http://www.tenri-u.ac.jp/
and ⑶ between January 6th and January 16th,
2017 for the Third Application Period.
Expenses
Ⅴ)Application documents (required for submission)
⑴
Tuition and Fees
Completed Application Form (supplied by the
University).
⑵
those holding a student visa. A student may not be
Diploma/Certificate from the institution last
attended,
or
a
letter
indicating
expected
graduation date.
⑶
The University offers 30% tuition reductions to
considered for the tuition reductions, however,if s/he is
financially well supported, has not earned a certain
number of credits, or has enrolled in the University for
Official transcript from applicant’s high school
more than four years.
and/or the institution last attended. In addition,
students
language
entrance to the University, it is necessary for the full
academy, must also submit a transcript or record
tuition to be remitted during the entry process. The
of progress from that academy.
amount of the reduction is subsequently refunded after
⑷
attending
a
Japanese
Because the tuition reductions are applied only after
For applicants living in Japan : a Letter of
entrance to the University. From the second year on
Recommendation (on University provided form,
the same procedure will be taken : the refund will be
written in Japanese or English) from either a
made after the full tuition is received and the student’s
homeroom teacher, principal, university dean,
eligibility is checked.
department
chair,
professor,
instructor,
or
employer.
Costs after the tuition reduction are given in bold
type (see below). Data are for the 2016 Academic Year.
For applicants living overseas : two Letters of
Recommendation.
⑸
First year
A passport photo pasted on the form supplied
⑹
¥150,000
―
¥660,000
(¥462,000 after
tuition reduction)
¥660,000
(¥462,000 after
tuition reduction)
¥150,000
¥200,000
Student
Activity Fee
¥18,000
¥10,000
Parents’
Association Fee
¥30,000
¥30,000
Alumni
Association Fee
¥40,000
―
¥1,048,000
(¥850,000 after
tuition reduction)
¥900,000
(¥702,000 after
tuition reduction)
Entrance Fee
by the University.
For applicants living in Japan : copies of the
front
and
back
of
the
Alien
Tuition
Registration
Certificate or Resident Card.
Facilities
Enhancement Fee
For applicants living overseas : a copy of an
official document, such as a passport, which
certifies the applicant’s nationality.
Ⅵ)The application fee of ¥35,000 must be wired to
the
University
designated
bank
account.
A
Transfer form will be provided.
For more information on the selection process, refer
to Nyushi Gaido (Handbook for the Entrance Exam)
Total
and Freshman Application Guide for International
Students. For application materials and inquiries about
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several students. Eligibility is limited to second
Other Expenses
through fourth year students.
Figures given below indicate standard levels of cost.
Ⅴ)Yoneyama Undergraduate Course Scholarship,
Actual costs will vary according to individual needs.
by Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
¥100,000/month for one or two years, awarded
HOUSING
Dormitory
annually to one or two individuals. Eligibility is
(approximate) : ¥39,000―44,500/month
limited to third and fourth year students.
(includes three meals daily)
Apartment
Ⅵ)Nakajima Peace Foundation Foreign Exchange
(approximate) : ¥30,000―50,000/month
Student Scholarship
(key money and deposit extra)
¥100,000/month for one or two years, awarded
annually to one student. Eligibility is limited to
PERSONAL EXPENSES
third and fourth year students.
Approximately ¥40,000―50,000 is needed monthly
Ⅶ)Tenri Yoki Scholarship
for various expenses such as food, books, clothes and
¥100,000/year awarded to four students.
transportation.
In addition, a University short-term loan program is
INSURANCE
Students are obligated to join the National Health
Insurance Program and may apply for the Medical
available to assist students facing unexpected financial
difficulties.
Fee Reimbursement Program through the University.
The annual cost for the National Health Insurance
Course Summary
Program is approximately ¥20,000.
Students in this course, based upon the Japanese
ability of each individual, learn not only the four skills
Scholarships
Ⅰ)Japanese
of “hearing” “speaking” “reading” “writing” in a good
Government
Scholarship
for
balance under a small personalized education system,
International Students
but this course also aims to show how these assets can
¥117,000/month plus full tuition support for one
be utilized through a deeper understanding from
year.
different angles and from various specialties about
Ⅱ)Tenri University Foreign Student Scholarship
Japanese society and culture which opened to the
¥140,000/year awarded to ten individuals at each
world from the 21st century.
level of study from the first through the fourth
Ⅰ)Faculty (the full-time staff, in alphabetical order)
years.
Ⅲ)Tenri
University
Special
Foreign
Matthew J. Eynon Ph.D., Indiana University (1992)
Student
Harumichi Fukagawa, M.A., Indiana University
Scholarship
¥20,000/month for
one
year
awarded
to
(1996)
six
individuals. Eligibility is limited to second through
Kōzō Fukui, M.A., Ritsumeikan University (2013)
fourth year students.
Yasuaki
Ⅳ)Honors
Scholarship
for
Katada
M. A. ,
Kangwon
National
University (1987)
Privately-Financed
International Students, by Japan Student Services
Noriyuki Kikuchi M.A., Tsukuba University (1998)
Association
Noriya Sumihara Ph.D. New York University
(1992)
¥48,000/month for one year, awarded annually to
Tomoko Tsutsumi M.A., Osaka University of
Foreign Studies (1983)
Ⅱ)Courses and Degree Requirements
The Faculty of International Studies requires
the completion of at least 124 credits for the
Bachelor’s degree. The numbers of credits required
for separate course categories are given in the
following table, along with a partial listing of
courses.
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Credits
Course
Categories
Course Titles
(partial listing)
Credits
Course
Categories
Required
Comprehensive Education Courses
Tenrikyo Subjects Tenrikyo Theology A 1, A 2
4
Tenri Spirit Course Tenri Spirit and Modern Society
2
Advanced Japanese A (Practical),
(Conversation), (Composition),
(Reading), (Business Japanese)
Advanced Japanese B (Practical),
(Conversation), (Composition),
(Reading), (Business Japanese)
Basic Education Courses
Freshman Seminar Freshman Seminar
2
Health Education
Health Sports Science 1
Courses
2
Remedial
Introduction to Computers
The Basics of Modern History
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese
2
General Education Courses
Career Courses Career Planning, etc.
2
Thematic Topic
Thematic Topic Courses 1~22
Courses
2
General Courses Introductory Topics on Japan 1
2
Japanese Studies
Courses
Specialized Subjects
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Shared Courses International Culture Theory
Intercultural Communication 1,2
8
Introduction to Japanese Research
Introduction to Nara Studies
Area Studies Research Methods
6
Japan in the World
Global Cultural Interaction and Japan
4
Introduction to Japanese A
(Conversation),
(Grammar A) (Grammar B),
(Reading), (Composition),
(Orthography),
(Comprehensive),
(Expression)
Introduction to Japanese B
Japanese Studies (Conversation),
(Grammar A) (Grammar B),
Courses
(Reading), (Composition),
(Orthography),
(Comprehensive),
(Expression)
Course Titles
(partial listing)
Required
16
Lifestyle,
Cultural Expressions,
Society, Nara Studies,
Communication,
Cultural Spirit,
Multiculturalism
10
Japanese Lifestyle Topics,
Japanese Cultural Expression
Topics, Japanese Societal Topics,
Nara Studies Topics, Japanese
Information Cultural Topics,
Japanese Environmental Topics,
Japanese Cultural Management
Topics
10
Seminar on Japanese Lifestyles
Seminar on Japanese Cultural
Expressions
Seminar on Japanese Culture
and Society
Seminar on Nara Studies
8
Graduation Thesis
Graduation Research Project
4
(2)
The “Basic Japanese Courses (A and B)” are required
classes. However, for beginning level language students it
is necessary to first complete the “Introduction to Japanese
(A and B)” courses.
Japanese Teacher Training Program
This is a Japanese Studies Course sub−program
which provides qualifications and training for Japanese
language teachers who wish to teach Japanese to
foreigners.
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A certificate of the program’s completion is conferred
by Tenri University at the time of graduation to those
Basic Japanese A (Conversation),
(Grammar A) (Grammar B),
(Reading), (Composition),
(Orthography), (Comprehensive),
(Expression)
Basic Japanese B (Conversation),
(Grammar A) (Grammar B),
(Reading), (Composition),
(Orthography), (Comprehensive),
(Expression)
persons who have successfully completed the program.
In order to complete the program it is necessary to
finish 26 required credits, and 8 elective credits,
making a total of 34 credits, and after accumulating
knowledge in Japanese language pedagogy (phonetics,
vocabulary, grammar, comparative language studies)
and Japanese language teaching methodology, during
the fourth year the student actually teaches Japanese
language in an educational institute outside the
university as a form of “Japanese Student Teaching.”
It can be said that a strength of the program lies in
the ability of foreign students to study while comparing
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Japanese with their own mother tongue.
This program is not only for those people who want
to teach Japanese after graduation in Japan, but it is
also recommended for those with an interest in
studying Japanese at a deeper level.
Campus Life
Ⅰ)Academic Calendar
The academic year is comprised of two semesters.
The Spring Semester begins in April and continues
until the end of July, and the Fall Semester
begins in mid-September and continues until the
materials especially noteworthy in the areas of
beginning of February.
religion, literature, and East Asian studies. Its
collection of rare books, which includes over one
Ⅱ)Extracurricular Activities
hundred items designated as National Treasures,
There are various clubs at Tenri University,
Valuable
such as ESS (the English Speaking Society),
Cultural
Properties
and
Important
Artworks, is internationally well-known.
Gagaku (traditional court music), Calligraphy, Tea
Ⅱ)Tenri Sankokan Museum
Ceremony, Archery (Japanese and Western), Judo,
Aikido, Karate, and Kendo. Many international
Established in 1930, the Museum holds over
students participate with fellow Japanese students
300,000 items, three thousand of which are always
in club activities and the Student Government.
on display, of various ethnological, archaeological,
and art materials, not only from Asia, but from
Graduate School and Employment Placement of Recent Graduates
Europe, the Americas, and Africa. The Museum
Ⅰ)Graduate Schools
world by focusing on artifacts that were in actual
Osaka
University,
Osaka
Kyoiku
promotes understanding of the cultures of the
daily use.
University,
Osaka University of Economics, Osaka Prefecture
Ⅲ)Oyasato Instiute for the Study of Religion
University, Kyoto University, Kyoto University of
Formerly the Tenrikyo Research Institute for
Foreign Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kobe
Nara
Asian Cultures, the Oyasato Institute for the
University of Education, Hiroshima University,
Study of Religion was established in order to
Poole Gakuin University, etc.
examine and research religions and religious
University,
Nara
Women’s
University,
affairs of Asia. The name was changed to its
Ⅱ)Employment of Recent Graduates
present form in 1956. Publications issued from the
AEON Delight, Ltd., Eat & Company, Excedy
Institute
Corporation,
Encyclopedia) and the periodicals, Tenri Journal of
MST
Corporation,
Ltd.
Kansai
Corporation,
Material
SONIA
Encourage,
Corporation,
Saraya
Tatsuno
Corporation, Nagai Gakuen (School), Hotel Asyl
(Nara), Yodobashi Camera, Ltd. Tenjin Zenyaku
Animal Health Co. Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation
(Taiwan), Kuozui Motors, Ltd. (Taiwan), and
others.
Affiliated Institutions
Ⅰ)Tenri University Library
Established in
holdings
of
over
1925,
the
Library’s
current
1,450,000
volumes
include
―
Tenrikyo
Religion and Glocal Tenri.
Airport Washington Hotel, Kyoorikobo Corporation,
International
include
―
jiten
( Tenrikyo

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