Tag: Japan

Mix of Japanese-Indigenous Languages Survives in Taiwan

In the town of Hanhsi in the northeastern mountains here, where many of the Atayal indigenous people reside, a language resembling Japanese -- "Yilan Creole" -- can be heard being spoken.According to remaining records in Yilan County, the Japanese language school in Hanhsi was established in January 1914. However, right before that, this area was completely uninhabited. Beginning in...

BBC Launches Japanese Site

The BBC, the UK’s national news organization, launched a Japanese site, which becomes its first dedicated non-English news website and helps extend its fledgling global advertising network. Accessible via BBC.jp, it features selected content from BBC.com and the organization’s global news service, which is translated into Japanese. Much of the BBC’s operations is funded by the license fee, a mandatory charge that UK citizens pay to...

Japan Donates to Help Refugees Learn German

The Japan Art Association, an art charity under the patronage of Prince Hitachi, unveiled a donation of ¥100 million (about $829,000) to the Goethe-Institut. The institute teaches German to foreigners, and will specifically do so in an effort to support language education for refugees arriving in Germany, the German Foreign Ministry said. Germany is receiving a flood of refugees mostly...

Volunteer and Study in Japan

With the increasing consumption of Japanese cultural products in the United States, and especially with the proliferation of manga and anime, Japanese has become a popular alternative to the traditional canon of commonly taught foreign languages. Most colleges and universities and even some high schools now host study abroad or exchange programs with sister schools in Japan.The most common...

LanguBridge Education Centre, Japan

With programs in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, LanguBridge’s summer Japanese programs are known for its intensive classes, a variety of culture activities and warm hearted host families. The classrooms are located in the center area of the city with easy access to subway and train stations, and the courses have a focus on improving the conversation skills. The...