Japanese Program Information

Welcome to the Japanese Program at Western Washington University. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers four years of Japanese language courses. We offer both a major and a minor in Japanese.

Major & Minor Advising

Colleen Laird - Assistant Professor of Japanese, Major & Minor Advisor

Colleen Laird


Office: Miller Hall 122A
Phone: 360.650.4852
PhD, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Areas of Expertise: Japanese cinema and gender studies; Women working in Japanese media industries; Film theory, genre theory, transnational cinemas and star texts, feminist theory, and queer theory.


Study Abroad Advising

Masanori Deguchi - Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics, Section Coordinator, Study Abroad Advisor



Office: Miller Hall 217E
Phone: 360.650.4155
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Areas of Expertise: Theoretical linguistics: syntax, semantics, syntax-phonology interface, Japanese linguistics


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