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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 561
Counter Hours:
8:30 a.m. -  3:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
8:30 a.m. -  3:00 p.m. (Friday)

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  • Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program at York University!
  • Honours Minor Degree Program in Japanese Studies: Link  Flier
  • The rikaikun (Chrome) and rikaichan (Firefox) add-ons are powerful tools
    to read texts in Japanese. Please download them and use them effectively. You cannot use them for the online tests, however.
  • Exchange program with Hitotsubashi University (2016-17): application deadline - March 31, 2016  Fact Sheet
  • A Happy 20th Anniversary to this Japanese Web Site!  
    • We have come a long way!
    • Thank you very much for your support!

Event Calendar
2016 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

2016 National Japanese Speech Contest
York students shone again! Congratulations to all the participants for their excellent speeches, and the following winners in particular.
1st prize: Ms. Lily McDermott (jp3000)
2nd prize: Mr. Matthew (He) Zhang (jp3000)
3rd prize: Mr. Yong Kim (jp3000)
1st prize: Mr. Paul Lee (jp3000)
Humour Prize: Ms. Rong (Tracy) Chen (jp3000)
Please join us to congratulate these winners.

Mr. Paul Lee won the 3rd prize and Mr. Matthew (He) Zhang won the 1st prize in the 2016 NJSC held at U of T on  March 19, 2016. Please join us to congratulate them on their excellent performance..

NJSC Poster

  • Y-File: York students earn honours at the 2012 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest  link
  • Y-File: York students win four prizes at the 2013 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest  link
  • Y-File: York faculty member honoured with the title of eInvited Professorf by University of Havana  link
  • York winners in the 2014 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest  list
  • Professor Cary Takagaki has joined the faculty to teach courses on culture and society.
  • Ms Minmin (Sophia) Yu, Schulich School of Business has been selected for the 2014-5 York-MItsui Canada Co-op (internship) project. Congratulations, MInmin. 
  • York students won many prizes at the 33rd OJSC. Congratulations!  link
  • Ms. Laina Tsurusaki won the first prize in the Open category at the National Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Calgary. Congratulations!!!  link
  • Japanese Foreign Ministerfs Commendation Awarded to York University Scholar (Consulate General of Japan Toronto)  link
  • Special Ceremony Confers Japanese Foreign Ministerfs Commendation to York University Scholar (Consulate General of Japan Toronto)  link
  • Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation Awarded to York University Professor Norio Ota (National Association of Japanese Canadians)  link
  • Y-File: Japanese Studies Program Coordinator awarded Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation  link
  • Y-File: York University research leaders recognized at annual celebration  link
  • Nikka Times: 2016 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest  link
  • Y-File: York students shine at the 2016 Ontario Japanese speech contest  link
  • Y-File: York students win top prizes in National Japanese Speech Contest  link
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