Japanese Literature Department in Chonbuk University was established in 1985. Despite the short history, the department has had excellent teaching staff and students, establishing the specialized field of study and active education.
The department has made efforts to set up higher status of Japanese language and literature department in the university that is based in Jeonla district, and it continues to strive for innovative, high quality education. The department is exchanging students with the 9 universities that are in sisterhood relationship ever since 1991; the universities are in Hokkaido, Waseda, Chiba, Kagoshima, and National Northeastern University in Japan. This will develop Japanese Literature Department into the higher level, making Chonbuk University become the central university in Northeast Asia in the future.