SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Advanced Japanese for business and management

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Term 2

This course is especially designed for students of the MSc International Management for Japan programme and has an entry requirement approximating JLPT Level 2 or a first degree in Japanese. It is intended for non-native Japanese speakers to develop their ability to communicate in Japanese business contexts such as letter writing, internet usage and giving business presentations. The approval and signature of the programme or academic convenor is required to take this course – please contact Mrs Yoshiko Jones ( of SOAS Language Centre for further details.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of the course students will be:

  • able to get information from Japanese media or websites in Japanese
  • able to communicate with Japanese business counterparts using e-mail, telephone , fax or business letters
  • confident enough to talk about business with Japanese people with proper business manner
  • able to talk comfortably using Keigo with Japanese business people
  • able to present their projects in Japanese in front of business people

Method of assessment

This course is assessed by 20% oral assessment, 20% written coursework, and 60% by one 2-hour examination


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