Kongōbu-ji on Mount Kōya,

Japan is an important partner in today's world. Learn Japanese for business, for travel, to learn about your heritage, to read manga, to learn about Japanese culture. Whatever your reason, our dedicated and experienced faculty will help you reach your goal.

The department offers both a Certificate and a Major in Japanese. Please see the catalog for details: Japanese Program


Fumiko Grant (retired)

Yoshi Inomata

Seiko Kosaka

Mikiko Matsumura

Yoko Narvid

Hiromi Rustigan

Nobuko Takamatsu (retired)

Etsuko Wright




More about Japanese at CCSF

Check out the student-run Japanese Culture Club at CCSF!  Connect with them on Facebook: Japanese Culture Club