The Chair for Japanese Politics and Modern East Asian Studies belongs to the Institute of Political Science and the Institute of East Asian Studies. Next to its research the team runs the Bachelor program ‘Modern East Asian Studies’. In addition, the members of the Chair teach courses at BA- and MA-level at the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Institute of Political Science. The foci of the courses are the political system of Japan, the history of East Asia, intensive language education and intercultural communication.