Study Abroad in Tokyo

Western Faculty-Led Global Learning Program in Japan!

Experience Japanese language and culture for yourself in the heart of Tokyo

Open to all Western students with an interest in the Japanese language and culture, no previous Japanese language experience required. 

Summer 2024 – Dates updated in Spring Quarter

Program website: Available in Spring 2024

Facilitated by Western Professor Massimiliano Tomasi

Massimiliano Tomasi

Professor of Japanese (1997)

Office: Miller Hall 222C

Phone: 360.650.3339

Ph.D., Nagoya University, Japan

Professor Tomasi's areas of expertise include modern Japanese literature and rhetoric. He is the author of Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style (University of Hawaii Press, 2004), The Literary Theory of Shimamura Hōgetsu (1871-1918) and the Development of Feminist Discourse in Modern Japan (Mellen, 2008),  and The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature: Metaphors of Christianity (Routledge, 2018). He is also the editor of Religion and Spirituality in Japanese Literature (PAJLS 16, 2015).Prof. Tomasi has led Western students to Europe five times between 2008 and 2012 and has extensive experience with global learning programs.