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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. -  4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

photo of Usami Kannon by N. Ota

photo of hachi 1923Happy New Year 2018!  VN乐 EVN  새해 복 많이 받으세요
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

Ontario Japanese Speech Contest 2018

Japan Foundation Toronto Films
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

To be held at University of Toronto on March 3, 2018, Saturday.
Please contact your instructor and participate in this event.

Japanese Movies @Hot Docs Cinema 2018



  • 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!
                                             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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