This program offers two areas: Japanese History and Archaeology. Through collection and analyzation of “words” and “objects,” the core materials for historical inquiries, both courses endeavor to verify and combine data in order to reconstruct moments in history. This course holds Paleography and Excavation as its critical learning activities.In the Japanese History program, students are encouraged to strengthen reading skills for historical manuscripts, in order to ultimately, develop from “readers” into “writers” of history. In the area of Archaeology, students examine the “objects” that lead to an understanding of the history of human activity by engaging in excavations in the Kumamoto area as well as in the Ryukyu Islands.

Japanese History