On May 10, 2020, the Global Learning Center (GLC) at Tohoku University started the first phase in the Academic Year 2021 of “Tohoku University Japanese Program (TUJP) Online”.

TUJP, which started in 2013, enables students to study Japanese language and culture, take classes in specialized subjects, experience the culture of the Tohoku region, and interact with Tohoku University students.

TUJP Online in AY 2021 will consist of three phases: two weeks from May 10, three weeks from May 27, and four weeks from June 21.

Six students from four universities, in Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, and Italy, are participating in the first phase of the program.

The first term started with the orientation including a virtual campus tour, self-introduction, and icebreaker activities, followed by the first Japanese language class.