The MCU Japanese Language Section was officially established in 1990 to support training in a second foreign language. Basic Japanese courses: Japanese 1, 2 and 3 are offered, along with professional courses in Japanese for Trade and Tourism Japanese. Currently, there are 47 sections of Japanese being taught to undergraduate and work experience classes, with a total enrollment of 2,142 students. In order to train students in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, most courses include a local teacher covering grammar and structure with a Japanese teacher responsible for listening and speaking. The university’s professional local and Japanese faculty have worked together to produce the materials used for teaching this course “New Practical Japanese Conversation”, volumes one to three. Moreover, to provide non-Japanese majors with an opportunity to display their achievements and heighten their interest, the Japanese Language Section works with the Japanese Club to hold a Japanese Language Speech Contest. Yearly, during winter break, the university hosts exchange activities with our sister schools in Japan, also welcoming these students to participate. Through these activities, our students deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and use the language skills they’ve been developing.