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

Ph.D., 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

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington.

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


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