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Students from other graduate programs intending to take a doctoral minor in Japanese should consult the director of graduate studies. For the minor, at least 12 credits in graduate-level courses are required (400 level or above; certain 300-level courses are accepted with the prior consent of the program).

Faculty 

Charo D'Etcheverry, Associate Professor
website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/charo-detcheverry
email: cdetcheverry@wisc.edu
Areas of Expertise: Classical Japanese literature (especially court fiction & its reception and early kabuki)

Naomi Geyer, Associate Professor
website: https://alc.wisc.edu/about/faculty/naomi-geyer
Areas of Expertise: Japanese Language, Language Pedagogy, Pragmatics
 
Adam L. Kern, Professor
Areas of Expertise: The popular literature, culture, poetry, theater, and visual culture of early modern unto modern Japan (1600-1900). Transcultural comics in Japan (manga, kibyôshi, etc) and beyond.
 
Junko Mori, Professor
Areas of Expertise: Japanese Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Sociolinguistics
 
Takako Nakakubo, Faculty Associate
Areas of Expertise: Second Language Acquisition of Japanese, Japanese Pedagogy, Learning Strategies
 
Steve Ridgely, Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: modern Japanese literature, cultural theory, transasian studies