on Japan presents a unique perspective on modern Japan, as all the content is produced by students at J. F. Oberlin university. The site will help you see a different side of Japan, beyond the usual stereotypes. You can learn about the opinions and interests of young people studying at a Japanese university.

If you are planning to live and study in Japan, the information on this site should help you have a more rewarding stay.

If you are planning to study at J. F. Oberlin University, you will surely find something of interest!

J. F. Oberlin University

J. F. Oberlin homepage (in Japanese)
J. F. Oberlin homepage (in English)

Notice: J. F. Oberlin University and Oberlin College in Ohio, USA, are legally independent educational institutions; there is no corporate affiliation between the two, and neither is a subsidiary or agent of the other.


Most of the content of this site was produced by students studying in the J. F. Oberlin English Language Program (ELP). To learn more about the ELP, visit the ELP Homepage.

To contact the ELP, use the contact form on the ELP Homepage.

on Japan is part of elpweb

Reconnaissance Japan (R. J.) Program

The Reconnaissance Japan Program is an academic program for exchange students from overseas partner institutions, as well as selected individual applicants, who wish to learn about, and personally experience, Japan. Students may participate in Reconnaissance Japan for either a single semester or an academic year. The program offers Japanese language skills and training courses from the introductory to advanced levels. A wide variety of culture and civilization courses on Japan taught in English are also offered each semester. Reconnaissance Japan allows students from other countries to learn about and experience Japan within the supportive environment of J. F. Oberlin University’s Center for International Studies.

To learn more about the Reconnaissance Japan Program, visit the official homepage: http://www.obirin.ac.jp/en/rjprogram/index.html (in English)