The studies about "language and culture/society" and "language and psychology" are important matters in the area of FL (foreign language) education which aims at communicative competence in applied linguistics. (Okada, 1999; Park & Nakano, 2000; Saeki, 2002). Korean learning increased suddenly from around 2002 in Japan. Korean courses in Japanese colleges also increased (International Cultural Forum 2003). As a result, requirements for a fuller Korean education are increasing. However, although there are a lot of studies about linguistic approaches, it is difficult to find any studies about Korean education as a FL which focus on "language and culture/society" aimed at communicative competence. The purpose of this study is to analyze the actual learning situation vis-a-vis learning motivation, textbooks, and the pursuit of effective college Korean education in Japan aiming at communicative competence by applying the studies on psycholinguistics (Park, 1991, 1998), and sociolinguistics (Park, 1991; Hall, 1983). This paper is likely to be the first one of its kind in Japan to discuss the Korean language as a FL for Japanese students aimed at communicative competence.