Japanese Studies Program @ York University    

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Japanese Section

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Address: 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Canada, M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-5016
Main Office:
Ross South 580
Counter Hours:
8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)


                                               「日本語科 にようこそ」
                                         Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program !                                              

                           Japanese Program at a glance

Event Calendar & Announcement
The 2021 Japanese Language Proficiency Test is cancelled again this year due to the pandemic of COVID-19.  link

Worldometer: Coronavirus World Wide List   link

  • Seven students participated in the 39th Ontario Japanese Speech Contest held on line on March 7, 2021. All of them presented their speeches extremely well and York has six prize winners. Congratulations!
    • Grand Prize: Peter Wenxiang Zang (Intermediate)(jp2000)
    • Beginners 1st: Heshan Wadumasethrige (jp1000)
    • Beginners 2nd: Taek Oh (jp1000)
    • Beginners 3rd: Harmony Newcombe (jp1000)
    • Open 1st: Lilika Zhang (jp3000)
    • Special Prize: Richard Pelchat (Advanced)(jp3000)
    • Y-File  link
  • All three York participants won the 1st prize in the National Contest. Congratulations!
    • Beginners 1st: Heshan Wadumasethrige
    • Intermediate 1st: Peter Wenxiang Zang
    • Open 1st: Lilika Zhang
    • Y-File  link

                                                    Lectures & Speeches
Online lecture: 'Simultaneous interpretation' by Ms. Akiko Shinoda  Nov. 15. 2013  (JF, JSAC & York)   link
                                                                Articles on Japan
'World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday' - Metro  link
'This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises.', New York Times, January 7, 2021   link

                                                         You Tube picks
Travel - Nara  link
Travel - 'Unbeaten tracks in Japan' by Isabella Bird  link
Kanji - '70% of Kanji vocabulary used in Chinese was created in Japan'  link
Japan-China - surprised in Japan  link  link  link  link
魅力を失う日本〜そして誰もいなくなる link
DNAからみた縄文人ーゲノム分析から見た日本人の起源  link
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