Japanese Studies Program @ York University    

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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 580
Counter Hours:
8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)


                                               「日本語科 にようこそ」
                                         Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program !                                              

                           Japanese Program at a glance

Event Calendar & Announcement

Thank you very much for signing up for the courses in our Japanese Studies Program.
We offer Honours Minor Degree program in Japanese Studies. Our students have been showing their excellence continuously in various events and careers. Our classes are vibrant, friendly and supportive.

The entire courses will take place on line using Zoom and Moodle
in September.
Students will participate in each course through video conferencing and appear on video for tutorial participation and activities, remote proctoring for skits and tests. Students are required to have stable high-speed Internet connection and a computer with webcam and microphone.
All the classes and tutorials scheduled on September 9 and 10 will be held. Please do not miss them. Attendance is mandatory. Please check the course information on this web and contact your professor or instructor, if you require further clarification or information.

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2020 has been cancelled throughout Canada due to COVID-19.

Worldometer: Coronavirus World Wide List       link

  • Nine students participated in the 38th Ontario Japanese Speech Contest held on February 29, 2020. All of them presented their speeches extremely well and York has five prize winners.
    • Grand prize (Beginners) Lily Feng (jp1000) - contestant for national contest
    • Beginners 3rd prize Mohona Meeftahul (jp1000)
    • Intermediate 1st prize Anson Wong (jp2000) - contestant for national contest
    • Intermediate Special Effort prize  Divine Domingo (jp2000)
    • Open  Subaru Special prize  Michael Tracey (jp3000) - contestant for national contest
    • Y-File: York students make their mark at Ontario Japanese Speech Contest link
    • YouTube link
  • The three participants of York University won the top prizes at the 31st National Japanese Speech Contest held on line on March 29, 2020. Congratulations!
    • Lily Feng 1st prize, Beginners
    • Anson Wong, 1st prize, Intermediate
    • Michael Tracey, 2nd prize, Open
    • YouTube link
    • F-File link
                                                      Articles on Japan
World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday - Metro  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
Our former student, Bob, has been running Ikki Sushi on 2253 Kingston Rd., Scarborough. / open daily 11:00 - 23:00 except for Monday  Link
                                                         You Tube picks
Interview - Noam Chomsky 'Requiem for the American Dream', Nov. 15, 2019
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