Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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This page will provide you with links to study tools and resources such as Japanese newspapers; give additional information about Japanese culture as well as give you tips on travel to Japan.

Learning Japanese
Nihongo eな NIHONGO eな- Portal for Learning Japanese is a site dedicated to introducing all kinds of websites and online tools useful for studying Japanese
Erin's Challenge Series of mini-dramas in high school setting. Good for learning Japanese language as well as Japanese culture
Let's learn Japanese Online (NHK) Audio drama for Japanese learners (NHK: Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Java Kanji Flash Cards 500 Exercises of 500 most frequent kanji
Reading Tutorial Toolbox (Tokyo International University) - Paste Japanese text into the box and press a Tool button. Vocabulary and kanji help in English will appear. This system also gives difficulty index of Japanese text by referencing vocabulary list of Japanese Proficiency Test.
Rikai - by Todd Rudick Embeds pop-up glossary help in any Japanese text
Rikaichan Pop-up dictionary for FireFox
Hiragana This system adds hiragana on the kanji
General
Japan Relations at Queen's The club ( established and located on Queen's campus) promotes Japanese culture and foster international understanding to Queen's students and the Kingston community. It also serves as a bridge between exchange students from both Queen's and Japan.
Japanese Proficiency Test The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) has been offered by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (formerly Association of International Education, Japan) since 1984 as a reliable means of evaluating and certifying the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers.
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (Toronto) - York University The JLPT was held at York University for the first time in Toronto in 1997. The test has been hosted by the Japanese Section of York University on behalf of the Japan Foundation. It is also a joint event by Japanese language professionals at several universities in Ontario.
Embassy of Japan in Canada The websites of the Japanese Embassy and Consulate have information about Japanese government exchanges, scholarships and fellowships available to Canadians.
The Consulate General of Japan in Toronto  
Travel and Culture
Japan Guide Up-to-date information on travelling and living in Japan
Web Japan Gateway for All Japanese Information
Kids Web Japan Youth's version of Web Japan
Japan National Tourism Organization In-depth Guide to the Regions
Visiting Japan Links From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website
Newspapers
Ashai Shimbun Asahi Shinbun [Japanese]
Asahi Shimbun Asahi Shinbun [English]
Mainichi Shinbun Mainichi Shinbun [Japanese]
Yomiuri Shinbun Yomiuri Shinbun [Japanese]
The Japan Times Online The Japan Times [English]
Queen's Library Resources
Queen's library has a collection of texts relating to Asian Studies. The dictionaries and encyclopedias are located in the Reference section of Stauffer Library. If you need help from a librarian, please contact Ms Elisabeth Gibson.