Welcome to the home page of the Japanese Program of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at West Virginia University. This program is known for a very unique method of teaching; students are involved 100% in all class activities. The department also offers a variety of opportunities for students to further their studies in Japan. Every year, a group of West Virginia University students are selected to participate in an Exchange Program which grants them the opportunity to study at various Japanese universities for periods of one to two semesters.