Third-year student majoring in Japanese Studies, Huang Zhaowen wins Special Prize at the Speech Contest in Hong Kong

  Huang Zhaowen, third-year student majoring in Japanese Studies won the Special Prize at the 43rd Japanese Speech Contest held in Hong...

28 Nov 2018


Centre for Japanese Studies student receives scholarship to study in Japan

Yip Ka Seng, a fourth-year student of Japanese studies from the University of Macau (UM), has been recommended by the Consulate-General of J...

5 Sep 2018


Centre for Japanese Studies Invited Guest Lectures on Japanese Classical Literature 日本研究中心舉辦古典日本文學客座講座

On August 29, 2018, Center for Japanese studies of FAH welcomed two guest lecturers from Japan. Professor Nobuyuki Sakamoto (Director of Tak...

4 Sep 2018


Centre for Japanese Studies Prof. Chen Fangze receives Development Contribution Award from International Association of Chinese-Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

Prof Chen Fangze, associate professor from the Centre for Japanese Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), recent...

30 Aug 2018


The history of Japanese language education goes back to 1981 when the University of Macau was founded. The Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) was established in 1991 and currently offers a programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.



CJS aims to nurture professionals equipped with knowledge of Japanese language and culture who can conduct research on Japanese studies. After completing the programme, students will be fluent in the Japanese language including Business Japanese and also have a comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture and behaviour.



Teaching Team

We have Chinese full-time and part-time faculty members who lived and studied in Japan and five Japanese full-time and part-time faculty members.


Teaching Team

Extracurricular Activities

Beyond regular course study, the Centre offers opportunities for students to communicate in Japanese with native speakers outside of class.

Oshaberi Hiroba

Gather and communicate with student trainees from Japan in an informal setting


Ichiban Club

Organize Ichiban Day and other activities on campus to promote Japanese culture to students and faculty


Summer Programmes

Go to Japan during the summer recess and participate in a variety of Japanese cultural activities


1-Year Exchange

Study in Japan, for one year and take courses from various fields together with native Japanese students