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2018 Kanji of the Year

We wrap up 2018 with the Kanji of the Year and why it was chosen.

National Conference of the Federation of Australia-Japan Societies – Education Session

Panel chair Dianne Fitzpatrick reflects on the educational session at the recent National Conference of the Federation of Australia-Japan Societies.

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.

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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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