Arts & Culture

Continue learning about the Ainu people with these free online films, videos, and resources. More details

Language Education

JFT's online 'Sawakai' is a place for Japanese language teachers to network and discuss. More details

Japanese Studies

Watch a talk about how Japanese traditions influenced early Inuit printmaking. More details

News and Announcements

Films About the AINU: Additional Videos Resources & Videos

As a follow-up to last week’s film screenings in recognition of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug 9), we have assembled a collection of films, videos, and additional resources about the Ainu people. Continue reading →

24/7 Study Space Now Open to All Japanese Learners in Canada!

Practice speaking, complete weekly challenges, watch videos, and meet other learners at our study space. Continue reading →

Ainu Film Screenings: International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

This August we are delighted to present a series of film screenings in recognition of International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th. All of the films shed light on the Ainu peoples, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. Continue reading →

Irodori x GENKI I Grammar Correspondence Table for Japanese Language Teachers

New Irodori x GENKI I resource for teachers!
Be sure to check it here: https://jftor.org/language/resources/teacher/#external Continue reading →

The Films of HANEDA Sumiko

Continuing our Celebration of Women in Film in July, we will be spotlighting the most important and prolific female documentary filmmaker from Japan, HANEDA Sumiko. Long neglected in the West, Haneda’s body of work consists of as poetic postwar documentaries that are attuned to the roles of women in society and cycles of rural life. Continue reading →

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