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Intensive Seminar Participant Reflections, July 2018

Participants reflect on the Intensive Seminar for middle years teachers, held at JPF Sydney in July. 

Student Advocacy Day in Canterbury, New Zealand

See how teachers in Canterbury, NZ continue to develop links between secondary and tertiary students of Japanese.

土用の丑、うなぎ、「う」の食べ物 (Doyō no ushi, unagi and other foods starting with ‘u’)

As Japan heads into the summer months, learn about the phenomeon of eating eel or other items beginning with う.

Koromogae (Seasonal Change of Clothing)

As the temperature changes, we look into the seasonal practise of koromogae. But what exactly is it and why is it done?

Intensive Seminar Participant Reflections, January 2018

Participants of the Intensive Seminar for Primary and Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers, January 2018 tell us about their experiences being part of the seminar.

子どもの日 (Children’s Day in Japan)

With Children’s Day around the corner, we look into this event and why it came to be. It might just inspire a lesson or cultural point. 

ランドセル (Randoseru)

This month we look into this everyday item seen in schools. But are they just for students? Read to find out.

Hina Matsuri (Doll’s Festival)

Learn the traditions surrounding the Hina Matsuri and about a new app relating to this annual event.

My Nihongo Space: Japanese Sanctuary

In our second article of the ‘My Nihongo Space’ series, Tina Dawson sensei introduces her Japanese sanctuary. Her space is colourful, attractive, welcoming, and guarantees space for students’ peaceful learning time.

My Nihongo Space

We start the 2018 school year with a series called ‘My Nihongo Space’ to help inspire teachers to create a Japanese learning space at school. In our first article, Nathan Lane sensei introduces his Nihongo space.

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Need help with the kanji?

Apps Rikai Kun or Rikai Chan (available for most browsers) can be used for discovering readings and English meanings.

Hiragana Megane can also be used for displaying furigana.

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