Japanese にほんごコース 日本語

Japanese has become a significant language in the world and Finns learn to speak it easily. It is the only official language in Japan. If you plan to visit Japan, you should know basic Japanese, because no other language is spoken there. Japanese is also an important language in the field of business, culture, technology, information and tourism.

Learning basic Japanese is easy for Finnish speakers, because the pronunciation and grammar are similar to Finnish. The writing system is challenging, but fortunately one can study it little by little.

The Language and Communications Unit of the University of Oulu offers a good opportunity to get to know the Japanese language and culture and also study them further.

If you are an exchange student or a master's degree student, you may apply for special study permission and enroll in a Japanese course if there are free spaces. Please contact the course instructor first.

Japanese courses