Nihongo e yookoso!

There are a number of ways you can learn more about Japanese language and culture at UCLan.

Apart from attending the Elective/Certificate classes for Beginners' Japanese, there is a whole host of things you can do at this portal: play with the very informative tests on Japanese language and culture, check out the latest news about Japan, Japanese cultural events in the UK and about UCLan's relations with Japan.


You can also find out how you could meet with Japanese students studying a variety of subjects at UCLan so you could exchange ideas about Japan. If you have already been to Japan or have some experience of Japanese culture and language, do share your ideas with us.

Wikipedia: Japan, Japanese language


Jim Breen’s Japanese Page (Monash University)

Japanese language learning tools on the web.


Test yourself

How much do you know about Japanese?

Syvum's Culture Quiz

Studying Japanese

For learners of Japanese: Australia's Monash University hosts one of the best online dictionaries on the Web.

Make use of games to encourage visitors to engage in language learning activities: Digital Dialects and Kids Web Japan (both sites require Macromedia Flash player to be installed on your computer).

Travelling to Japan

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Visiting Japan

Visit: Japan National Tourism Organization and also view Youtube video clips.