Five of the following courses must be taken:
- Jpn 301-302 Third-Year Japanese (4-4) (Pre: 202)
- Jpn 308 Special Japanese Reading and Writing (3)
- (Jpn 358-359 Third-Level Japanese Abroad (4-4) (Pre: 202))
- Jpn 315 Third-Year Japanese Aural Comprehension (3) (Pre: 302)
- JPN 318 Oral Fluency Through Film (3) (Pre: 301)
- JPN 332 Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing (Web-based) (3) (Pre: 301)
- Jpn 401-402 Fourth-Level Japanese Reading (4-4) (Pre: 302)
- (Jpn 458-459 Fourth-Level Japanese Abroad (3-3) (Pre: 302))
- Jpn 407B Readings in Original Texts: Newspapers and Magazines (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 407C Readings in Original Texts: Social Sciences (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 407D Readings in Original Texts: Humanities (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 407E Readings in Original Texts: Modern Literature (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 415 Japanese Aural Comprehension (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 420 Fourth-Level Spoken Japanese (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 421 Japanese Composition (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 423 Advanced Listening and Speaking (3) (Pre: 421)
- Jpn 425 Japanese Translation (3) (Pre: 407B, C, D or E)
- Jpn 431 Advanced Business Writing (3) (Pre: 421)
- Jpn 486 Advanced Reading in Modern Japanese Contemporary Topics (3) (Pre: 407E and 407B, C or D)
- Jpn 490 Advanced Language Study: Japanese (3) (Pre: 485 or 486)
- Jpn 493 Project Work in Japanese (3) (Pre: 402)
- Jpn 495B Internship Program: Business (3) (Pre: 431)
- Jpn 495C Internship Program: Travel Industry (3) (Pre: 302 and 370 (or concurrent))
- At least two of the five courses taken must be at the 400-level.
- All five courses must be taken for a letter grade, and must be passed with a grade of 'C' or better. In addition, the GPA for the five courses together must be 3.0 or higher.
- All courses must be taken within the University of Hawaii system (with at least three taken at UH-Manoa), or else through a study abroad or exchange program which is directly administered by an official UH-Manoa organ (e.g., the Study Abroad Center, the Center for Japanese Studies, etc.) and which is officially recognized by the Japanese Section of UH-Manoa's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.
After completing the above requirements, to receive the certificate you can submit an application to the office in Moore Hall, room 378. Application forms are available in the office or you may download and print the form yourself.