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November 07, 2017

The Lost in Translation Problem
Intercultural Engagement and the Dangers of Othering

The depiction of Japan as an “othered” cultural object has a long and difficult history, and is an issue that ...

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February 05, 2015

The World’s Southernmost “Koisuru Fortune Cookie Project”

Japanese language is the third most popular foreign language in New Zealand, after French and Spanish. According to the Japan ...

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November 29, 2012

Japanese Language Education at Chinese Universities

Of the approximately 3.65 million students of the Japanese language outside Japan, the highest numbers are in South Korea and ...

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June 14, 2012

Japan's Culture of Silence

Haiku poet Madoka Mayuzumi presented a lecture at the "Kokoro: The Heart of Japan" public symposium and choral concert, held ...

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December 15, 2010

The Current State of Japanese Language Education in Australian Schools

Ms. Anne de Kretser, Director of the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education (MCJLE), a NF-JLEP endowed institution in Australia, ...

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December 13, 2010

Haiku: The Heart of Japan in 17 Syllables

A haiku is the world’s shortest poem consisting of just 17 syllables. Despite its succinct form, it contains the essence ...

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November 15, 2010

The Tokyo Foundation Sponsored 15th Symposium on Japanese Language Education in Europe

The 15th Symposium on Japanese Language Education in Europe was held at the University of Bucharest, Romania, for three days ...

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February 08, 2010

Award Ceremony for the Tokyo Foundation Japanese Essay Competition

The two first-prize winners of the Tokyo Foundation Japanese Essay Competition arrived in Japan and the was held ...

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August 05, 2009

Migration and Language Policy in Japan Today

“Language policy is much more than a collection of documents informing government practice. It is informed by and encapsulates the ...

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