Japan Foundation Teaches Japanese via Anime, Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
Foundation's Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai launches site

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Japan Foundation, the organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture, has launched a website on February 1 to teach the Japanese language through dialogue examples "from anime and manga works popular overseas."

Among its many activities, the foundation administers the Japanese Language Proficiency Test and runs several language and cultural institutes in Japane and overseas. The foundation's Japanese-Language Institute in Kansai developed the "Japanese in Anime & Manga" website with Gp Online, Musashino Pro, and Hit's Corporation.

The website is not fully online yet, but the Character Expressions and Love Word Quiz modules are now available. The modules pull examples from four genres of anime and manga — romance, school, ninja, and samurai — to demonstrate sayings that boys, girls, samurai, butlers, mistresses, street punks, Osakans, and others might say.

Thanks to Nele Noppe for the news tip.

Source: Asahi Shimbun

Image © 2010 The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

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