Introduction to Japanese Language, Culture and Business


This opportunity is open to all DMU students who have an interest in Japanese language, culture and business. The maximum number of places for this opportunity is 40.

Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Want to travel or work in Japan in the future or you are simply interested in learning more about the country and it’s culture? Join this introductory session to learn the basics of written and spoken Japanese and develop your understanding of Japanese culture and business.

The pair of two-hour sessions will be held over two days and will hosted by Sam Bamkin (De Montfort University / University of Tokyo), Soe Yamaguchi (Master Teacher of Urasenke tea ceremony) and Yumi Tsuji (Educator / NPO manager / Director of culture house Yumetama).

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their intercultural awareness and participate in an intensive language class.


  • Day 1 (Monday 8 March 10am-12 noon): Introduction to beginner spoken Japanese and written Japanese, with some practice.
  • Day 2 (Tuesday 9 March 10am-12 noon): Short tour of a traditional Japanese building and introduction to a tea ceremony. Q&A about studying, living and working in Japan.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the two sessions you be able to:

  • Use Japanese greetings and introduce yourself
  • Describe your position and hobbies
  • Understand the basics of written Japanese and be able to write your name in Japanese
  • Understand some basics of formal etiquette

Contact details:


If you would like to join this activity, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page. You will receive more details about the activity to your DMU e-mail account shortly after the deadline. Please, check your inbox as well as junk inbox regularly.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Monday 1 March 2021, 9am
  • Workshop dates: Monday 8 March 10-12 noon and Tuesday 9 March 10am-12 noon
  • Course duration: 4 hours (total)

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