Digital Japanese Studies

Digital Japanese Studies (M.A.)

If you are interested not only in the transformation of Japanese society with a focus on politics and media, but also in various specific aspects of digitalization in Japan, then this is the course for you!

What is the degree program about?

This course aims for students to acquire basic knowledge of Japan’s digital transformation, qualitative and quantitative methods, and skills to conduct data analysis independently. We train students through various exercises so that they can confidently use the professional literature and digital primary and secondary sources.

The goal of this course is for students to conduct original research and make progress in the acquisition of scientific facts. To this end, we provide careful supervision by helping students appropriately narrow down their research objects and select appropriate theories and methods. In supervising the thesis, we make every effort to encourage students to contribute something new to the state of research.

Social science research on Japan has become increasingly important in German-speaking countries in recent years. Moreover, digital transformation is currently one of the most important research objects worldwide. Against this background, this course of study was established with the expectation that students will acquire a high level of competence in critically analyzing the phenomenon of digital transformation and efficiently dealing with digital sources such as social media posts and electronic newspaper articles.

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