Advanced knowledge of Japanese can further facilitate your academic career such as International MBA programs, East Asian Studies, Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language, foreign service, etc.
The Japanese Section is planning to develop a three year degree program and a minor degree program in Japanese Studies. This will broaden the scope of studies and research for future career opportunities.
Students in the Faculty of Education can obtain high school teaching certification in teaching Japanese as a second teachable subject.
The following opportunities are available.
- Exchange Programs
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test
- Ontario Japanese Speech Contest
- National Japanese
The job prospects in Japan-related areas still look promising not only in Canada and the U.S. but also in Japan.
Summer internship positions are available in Toronto. Students get on-the-job training at a Japanese corporation. Please contact Norio Ota for further information.
The JET [Japan Exchange and Teaching] Program, which is sponsored by the Japanese Government, gives opportunities to work in Japan as either an Assistant Language Teacher [ALT] or a Co-ordinator for International Relations [CIR]. Many York graduates have been selected for both categories. Consult with the Japanese Consulate for further information or York International.
Several graduates and students have been teaching at the
Japanese Heritage Language School [located at Thornlea Secondary
School, York Region Board of Education] including high school
Advanced students who are bilingual in English and Japanese may
be recommended for translation and interpretation work.
Many graduates have been working in Japan, Canada and other countries in Japan-related areas.