Japanese Language


Japanese-language education support overseas is one of the central activities of the Japan Foundation. It plays a key role in promoting Japanese-language education in Canada through its various activities:

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), held annually in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver
    • Registration is now open for the 2014 July JLPT. Click here for more information.
  • Japanese-Language Education programs, including professional development courses for Japanese-language teachers, Japanese-language courses for specialists, donations of education resources, support for speech contests, network development and institutional support
  • Workshops for professional development
  • Local grants to Canadian educational institutions



  • For inquiries about Japanese language courses please contact Jessica Carman at jcarman@jftor.org
  • For all other inquiries, please contact Noriko Saito at nsaito@jftor.org

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July 2014 Japanese Language Proficiency Test in Edmonton, Alberta

Registration for the July 2014 JLPT is from March 3 – April 11 TEST DATE: Sunday, July 6, 2014 TEST SITE: University of Alberta 114 Street – 89 Avenue details and registration