Brief Introduction to Japanese Department

   The School officially submitted an application to run a Japanese program for undergraduates in July 2000 according to the overall strategic plan of majors and disciplines in the university and the demands that higher education should serve the local economic construction and society.
   After an investigation into the social demands for Japanese-speaking talents and the absorption of the successful experience from similar institutions in China, and conducting sufficient assessments for its own teaching conditions, the School submitted the application in September 2001, which was approved in June 2002, and the first group of 74 students was enrolled in September 2002. Now, the Department has successfully passed the assessments conducted by Jiangsu Province’s Department of Education and obtained the right to grant the Bachelor’s Degree for its undergraduates in June 2006.
   At present, the Department has two specialized areas, namely International Business Japanese and Information Technology Japanese, to cultivate applied interdisciplinary talents who are qualified to engage themselves in translation and interpretation, international exchange, trade, management, and so on. There are 12 full-time teachers, including 4 associate professors, 7 lecturers, and 1 teaching assistants. And among the full-time teachers, 1 holds a doctor’s degree, 2 are Ph.D. candidates, and 8 hold a master’s degree. All the teachers have been to Japan for further studies, researches or working. Now, there are 310 full-time students. In recent years, teachers in the Department have completed 5 research and teaching reform projects, and published more than 40 research papers.
   In 2005, the Japanese Department began to explore the talent training reform of the education internationalization, practicing 2.5 + 1 + 0.5 program. Up to now, the Department has signed intercollegiate exchange agreements with Japanese universities such as Kansai Gaidai University, J. F. Oberlin University, Nara University, Nara Sangyo University and St. Thomas University, 147 students have been sent to study there. At the same time, the Japanese Department actively continues the similar programs, signing the program of “exchange of international students” with Kansai Gaidai University in 2009 and the “2 + 2” agreement in 2011.
   More than 100 graduates have been admitted to universities in Japan such as Osaka University, Kobe University, Osaka Prefecture University, J. F. Oberlin University and universities in our country such as Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai Jiaotong University for their postgraduate study.
   Graduates of the Department are greatly welcome in the society and Japanese enterprises, almost all of them can find satisfactory work, and many of them have been employed in the enterprises listed as the world’s Top 500 Global Companies in Suzhou, including SONY, Canon, Panasonic, Sanyo and Hitachi.

   日本語学部は2002年9月から正式に開講、今まで既に6回、合計400名ぐらいの卒業生が日系企業、教育などの領域で活躍しています。目前において、日本語学部には、国際商務と情報技術、二つの専門が設立され、通訳?翻訳?国際交流?経済貿易?管理などの仕事に適する複合人材を養成するように力を尽しています。2005年から、日本の大学と国際交流関係を結び、留学を通して、学生の質素及び能力を高めることが実現され、国際合作の教育方針が日本語学部の特色となっています。
   日本語国際商務専門は語力の優れる、国際貿易など実用性的な人材を養成するのを目標としています。ビジネス日本語、国際貿易、通訳などの科目が開講されます。
   日本語情報技術専門は語力の優れる、科技?情報に関する知識が富む、とくにコンピュータ専門用語などを身につける人材を養成するのを目標としています。開講科目は科技日本語、翻訳などがあります。