Japanese Language

hiraganaJapanese-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 Classes

For people who want to learn more about the Japanese language and culture.

Teachers’ Professional Development

Workshops, network development, etc. for Japanese-language teachers in Canada.

Training Programs in Japan

Including teacher/specialist training programs and graduate scholarships in Japan.

Local Grant Program

Available to Canadian educational institutions to support the dissemination of Japanese-language and the development of Japanese-language education.

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Held annually in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Japanese-Language Resources

Useful links for teachers and learners of Japanese as well as information about Japanese-language education overseas.


Noriko Saito, Program Officer  nsaito@jftor.org
Barbara Carter, Program Officer  bcarter@jftor.org

Latest News

Japanese for Laughs: Japanese RAKUGO Demonstration

Join us at the Japan Foundation, Toronto on Saturday, February 11th for the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of traditional Japanese comedy!

December 2016 JLPT Online Test Results Announcement

The results for the December 2016 Japanese Language Proficiency Test are now available online. Continue reading →

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (JFT) Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers

In this workshop on February 4, 2017, participants will share their current situations and related issues, and discuss how we can improve on our classrooms as a place to raise students’ speaking ability.

9th Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children (Hakuho Foundation)

Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children’s Japanese Language Network is now accepting applications from overseas schools for participation in the 9th Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children. Continue reading →

Japanese Through Films: ”A Tale of Samurai Cooking”

Join us January 12th – 19th for our intermediate-level (JF Standard B1) Japanese language class in conjunction with the Japan Foundation, Toronto’s screening of “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” on January 15th!