1966 Department of Eastern Language was established.
1985 Department of Eastern Language was renamed as Department of Japanese.
1997 Undergraduate night course stopped accepting students.
2001 Advanced education program (Undergraduate night program) was established.
2006 Master program was established.
2007 Department of Applied Japanese, TKU merged into Department of Japanese. Two-
year in-service undergraduate program was established.
2008 JLPT N1 started to be compulsory for graduation. This was applicable for those
who joined the undergraduate program from this academic year onwards.
2011 Master in-service program was established.
2017 Two-year in-service undergraduate program stopped accepting students.
2021 Master in-service program stopped accepting students.
Daytime and night undergraduate programs and a master program are currently available at the department. All classes are given at Tamsui campus.