Japanese language and studies


AUT’s School of Language and Culture offers courses in Japanese, New Zealand Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish. Watch our video to find out why our students love learning languages.

Japanese language and culture studies provide students with the tools necessary for roles in areas such as business and government.

Key academic contact

Junji Kawai
Programme Leader, BA Japanese Language; BA Japanese Studies
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6021

Industry associations

AUT's teachers and practitioners of language work with the following organisations, some of which offer scholarships and opportunities for work experience.


Opportunities for students

Technos International Week

Each year, four students and a faculty member from AUT are invited to attend the Technos International exchange programme held during June in Tokyo, Japan. Find out more about Technos International Week.

Student exchange and study abroad

The School of Language and Culture has developed partnerships with overseas universities to enable students to undertake global exchanges. See participating universities here.

Ocha no Jikan

Ocha no Jikan is a weekly Japanese meetup hosted by AUT's School of Language and Culture. It is run by students and is open to all AUT and Auckland University students, Japanese exchange students, Japanese nationals and secondary school students of Japanese. Read more about Ocha no Jikan here.

Japanese degrees and qualifications



Last updated: 05-Apr-2017 9.05am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.