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 has now finished 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, Japanese-Language classes, donations of education resources, support for speech contests, network development and institutional support
  • Workshops for professional development
  • Local grants to Canadian educational institutions
    • Local grant information for 2014-2015 is now available! Second round application deadline is October 15, 2014.



  • 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

Latest News

The JLPT Experience

It’s the time of year to start preparing for the December JLPT! Why not come to one of our JLPT information sessions?

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July update of the Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin

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Local Grant information updated for 2015-2016

Japanese-Language Education local grants for 2015-2016 have been updated!
Second-round deadline: October 15, 2014

New Seasonal Illustrations on Minna no Kyozai website

New Illustrations: Rice-planting, Lilly of the vally, Racehorse, F1 Monaco GP, Japanese foods(Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba), Kona-mon.
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