Spotlight on Japanese: Learn about the Japanese program at Lafayette

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Japanese Music Makers:

Renowned Japanese ensemble Reigaksuha very rarely performs in the United States. Which made the Sept. 19 evening performance of gagaku, an ancient form of orchestral music, at  Williams Center for the Arts special in and of itself.  Professor Ikegami (center) served as the translator for the  group. Click on the picture to learn more.

Japanese music event


Annual “Cool Japan” showcase of Intermediate Japanese student presentationsPostr Japanese celebration


Student self-portraits

Proud of what we can do after one semester of Japanese!

What our students are doing!

JPN graduate

After graduation, I attended the University of California, San Diego for my masters degree in International Business. We were asked to focus on a region/country, I chose Japan. I graduated last summer, and started working at Sharp Electronics North America headquarters (a Japanese company) in New Jersey.

As you can tell, I think that my time spent studying Japanese at Lafayette really influenced my decisions to pursue more education, as well as where I eventually decided to work. Being able to spend a month in Japan through the Lafayette program was such an awesome and rewarding experience that prepared me for my future education and career. I really valued my time at Lafayette

–Connor X, 2017