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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. -  4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

photo of girls in kimono by N. Ota

photo of hachi 1923Happy New Year 2018!  VN乐 EVN  새해 복 많이 받으세요
Chúc mừng năm mới
2018: Year of DOG
This is a photo of famous Hachi taken in 1923. (Fido in Italy)

Our friend and colleague,  Professor Nick W. Elson (ESL), passed away. We would like to express our heart-felt condolences to his family and relatives. He will be missed greatly. - link
Event Calendar
Monbu-kagaku-sho scholarship

JETRO - Let's Talk Japan.
Study and Research Opportunities in Japan
2018 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarships: Applications Opening December 2017
2019 MEXT Research Studies Scholarships: Application Opens in April 2018
2019 MEXT Undergraduate Studies Scholarships: Application Opens in April 2018

Monday March 26, 2018, 5:00-8:00 PM.  Bennett Jones LLP, First Canadian Place, Toronto.
Website / Flyer / Bios:  

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ms. Lily Mcdermott (AP/JP3000 6.0) receives the 2016 Peter Sato Award, which is given to the best student overall in the Japanese Studies Program.
  • Seven York students participated in the 2017 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest held at University of Toronto on March 4. The prize winners are the following.
    Beginners: Chris Robin   (JP1000)  2nd prize
    Advanced: Salma Saleh  (JP3000)  2nd prize
                       Gabby Ricker (JP3000) Special Effort prize
  • Ms. Salma Saleh (AP/JP3000 6.0) receives the 2017 Peter Sato Award. Congratulations!
  • AP/JP4000 6.0 is accepted as a 4000 level course for East Asian Studies Program.
  • Ms. Dhin Chen (JP1000, 2016) and Mr. Ilia Jarikov (JP1000, 2016) received the DLLL Award for their excellent academic achievement and effort. Congratulations!
  • York students did very well at the 2018 Ontario Japanese Speech Contest. The following are the winners. Congratulations!
    • Beginners 1st prize (Shinkikai-Sagamihara City Award)Andrew Christensen (JP1000)
    • Advanced 1st prize (Toyota Canada Award) Gabby Ricker (JP3000)
    • Special Effort prize: Beginners Samsam Hassan (JP1000)
    • Special Effort prize: Advanced Fernanda Cherini (JP2000)
    • Special prize: Advanced Hanisi Samuel (JP2000/JP3080)
       Andrew and Gabby will compete at the National Speech Contest
  • Y-File: York students head to Japanese Speech Contest nationals  link
                                             Businesses by our graduates
Our former student, TK Chan, has opened Platform Espresso Bar at 4450 Hwy7, Unit #2, Markham. They are hiring part-timers. Link
Our former student, Yadi has been running
Fika Cafe
at 28 Kensington Ave., Toronto.
FIKA Cafe a beautiful coffee shop in the heart of Kensington market / open daily 10-6 / email info@fika.ca,  www.fika.ca  Link

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