Guide to the Department

Literature is life.

What does it mean to live?
Living is moving forward.
To live is also to be dying.
We think about stories, actions, and questions related to life in terms backed up by wisdom.
We listen to the voices of the people who lived in the past, sharing across time.
This is what it is to live: the study of the humanities.
No matter how far science and technology may develop, difficult problems still remain.
Will you join us in our exploration of these fundamental problems?

Graduate School of Arts and Letters Department Guide for 2018 Incoming Students

Video Guide to the Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

Sendai, celebrated as the "Forest Capital," is the leading city of the Tōhoku region and is situated in a beautiful natural environment of mountains and ocean. It boasts an advanced transportation system and all the conveniences of a major urban center. The Graduate School of Arts and Letters at Tohoku University sits in the center of this city, opening the doorway to a rewarding student life for all.

Japanese Introduction