Earlham's longstanding reputation for excellence in Japanese Studies serves as a springboard for our students and graduates who wish to pursue further endeavors related to Japan. Many Japanese Studies graduates relocate to Japan or Asia permanently.
Alumni of the program have gone on to graduate school in a variety of disciplines such as history, anthropology, Japanese language and literature, medicine, law, business, art, English as a second language, and international relations. Our graduates are lawyers, professors, translators, engineers, and business consultants, among other professions.
Nearly half of our graduates sign contracts to teach English in Earlham's Morioka ALT (M-ALT) program, which places Earlham graduates in two-year paid positions as assistant English teachers in Morioka schools, or the Japanese government's JET Program.