Bali Island is one of the world’s top tourist destinations that has beautiful scenery as well as unique and noble culture supported by local values such as the Philosophy of Tri Hata Kirana. As the world’s top tourist destination that offers a variety of tourist attractions, local or domestic tourists come to visit Bali Island. One of the major shares of tourism in Bali is Japanese arrivals. The high level of Japanese tourist arrivals should be supported by the availability of human resources that have the ability and skill to use Japanese well.
The high demand for human resources that have the ability and skill to use Japanese well becomes increasingly important because of Japan’s economic development. It makes many Japanese companies establish branch offices or build factories in other countries, including Indonesia. Besides, the availability of human resources that have the ability and skill to use Japanese well is also necessary for the transfer of science and technology because Japan is a country that has a great progress in science and technology. Another important thing that relates to the demand for human resources with the ability and skill to use Japanese well is the need for the agents of culture to bridge the Indonesian cultural exchange, especially the cultural exchange between Balinese culture and Japanese culture.
Because of the high demand for human resources who master Japanese language in Indonesia in general and in Bali in particular, the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University, which is also the oldest faculty and the forerunner of Udayana University, set up a new study program in 2005, namely the Japanese Literature Study Program. Udayana University set up this study program as an effort to generate the human resources that are not only equipped with the ability and skill to use Japanese well but also with the competence which suits the demand arising from the development of science and technology, the world of work, profession, and cultured personality. The Japanese Literature Study Program is one of the eight study programs at the Faculty of Letters. This study program was officially established on 6 October 2005 pursuant to the Decree of the Directorate General of Higher Education Number: 3203/D/T/2005.
According to the vision of Udayana University which is also reflected in the vision of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University, the vision of the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University is “To make the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University a superior, independent and cultured study program.”
Superior means that the Japanese Literature Study Program has a reliable competency so that it can compete organizing education, developing sciences through research and carrying out community service at the regional, national, and international levels. Thus, the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University will be able to generate the best and leading graduates in the field of Japanese Literature.
Independent means that the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University is able to stand alone and has the autonomy to develop the the study program, including in terms of the development of education, research, and community service. With this vision, it is expected that the Japanese Literature Study Program can generate graduates with a character, strong personality and Japanese competencies that can be applied for public welfare.
Cultured means that the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University is able to develop science in harmony with the local cultural values that are universal in nature and the practices of social life. With this vision, the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University can generate graduates with balance intellectual and emotional intelligence as well as with sensitivity and sharpness of conscience in order that they can join the community to create a harmonious life.
To realize the aforesaid vision, the Japanese Literature Study Program of the Faculty of Letters of Udayana University has the following missions.
- Developing a dynamic Japanese language and literature learning system supported by advances in information and communication technology as well as the quality assurance system in order to generate Japanese language and literature graduates that are superior, independent, and cultured.
- Developing excellent research in Japanese language and literature in order to generate new high quality innovations that are useful for developing Japanese language and literature in Indonesia which in turn will help improve society’s life and enrich the nation’s cultural treasures to realize prosperous society.
- Developing a variety of activities in the field of community service by building partnership with various local, national, and international government agencies and private institutions to increase their participation in developing society and science and technology in an attempt to improve the quality of society’s life.
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