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Japan, Psychology in

  1. Junko Tanaka-Matsumi

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0476

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Tanaka-Matsumi, J. 2010. Japan, Psychology in. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Kansei Gakuin University, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Japan is located in the Pacific Ocean in East Asia, off the east coast of China, Korea, and Russia. Japan's population reached 127,777,000 in 2005. Nearly 76% of high school graduates attend a post-secondary institution of some kind. About 32% of individuals in that age group attend a university. Psychology is one of the most popular majors for both undergraduate and graduate students.


  • cross-cultural psychology;
  • international psychology;
  • Japan;
  • psychology abroad