Resources at Middlebury College

Research by Subject: Japanese

Japanese Newspapers



Literature in Translation

A searchable database for literary works translated from Japanese into English, focusing on contemporary fiction.  Searches can be done by title, author, translator, and date of publication:

Japanese Online Dictionaries
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Word Search

Denshi jisho

Life after Middlebury

JET: The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

The Japan-US Educational Commission/Fulbright




A structured sequence of courses in language and culture prepares our students for international careers or graduate study.

The Japanese language program emphasizes all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students learn to use Japanese in a variety of environments and become confident speakers, readers, and writers.  Most students begin Japanese in their first year at Middlebury and progress through four levels in the modern language (Tokyo common/standard speech). Advanced courses are available for students who enter with prior training in the language or for those who accelerate their study by attending the summer Japanese School and studying abroad in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Tokyo. Middlebury is one of the few colleges to offer an advanced seminar in Japanese language. Cultural fluency is an essential part of our program. Courses taught in English on modern and classical Japanese literature, film, anime, gender, and society provide cultural breadth and disciplinary depth. Seniors have the opportunity to work closely with faculty advisers on an independent project, translation, or honors thesis.