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Japanese language resources



Japanese is spoken on a daily basis in: Japan

Encyclopedia resources on Japanese
Japanese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New York: Academic Press. ISBN 0-1244-7350-4 . Kuno, Susumu. (1973). The structure of the Japanese language . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-2621-1049-0 . Kuno, Susumu. (1976). Subject, theme, and the ...

Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About 99% of the population speaks Japanese as their first language. Japanese citizenship is conferred on an infant when a family member registers the infant's birth in the family registry held by a ...

Japanese Language Proficiency Test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese Language Proficiency Test From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Jump to: navigation , search The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (or simply JLPT or 日本語能力試験 in ...

Category:Japanese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese language From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Jump to: navigation , search Main article: Japanese language Subcategories There are 17 subcategories to this category. A Archaic ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language_guide
Japanese Roots By Jared Diamond (discover.com) , [1] Origin of the Japanese People and Language Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? (pbs.org) Study: Korean, Japanese DNA similar (Joongang Daily) The Homeland of ...

Japanese people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese Roots By Jared Diamond (discover.com) , [1] Origin of the Japanese People and Language Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? (pbs.org) Study: Korean, Japanese DNA similar (Joongang Daily) The Homeland of ...

Engrish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...text, or in an attempt to create an original text in the English language. The Japanese-specific terms Japlish and Janglish also exist, although they are much less common and typically considered more ...

Culture of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...linguistic ancestor in Chinese, it has borrowed a great deal of vocabulary from that language. The Japanese writing system itself was developed from contact with Koreans knowledgeable of Chinese ...

Manga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...greatly influenced Indonesia's original comic industry. In Australia , many popular Japanese and Chinese language manga and anime are distributed by Madman Entertainment . Another popular form of manga ...

Japanese writing system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kanji Politics - Language Policy and Japanese Script , Kegan Paul. ISBN 0-7103-0512-5 . Twine, Nanette (1991). Language and the Modern State - The Reform of Written Japanese , Routledge. ISBN 0-4150-0990 ...



Academic resources on Japanese
UVa Library Etext Center: Japanese Text Initiative
Japanese Text Initiative, a collaborative effort of the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library, makes texts of classical Japanese ...

Stanford University - JGuide Directory > Home
Japanese Language , ... Law & Regulation Copyright , Intellectual Property Rights , ... Education & Academia Higher Ed , Int'l Schools , Resources , ... Science ...

JAPAN AND JAPANESE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
...of Japanese, YesJapan, Learn Japanese, Japanese History, Japanese Music, Japanese newspapers, Japanese Language, Hoshi Royokan, The Japanese Slang Jisho, Gender distinction in Japanese, Japanese Art ...

http://www.library.arizona.edu/images/jpamer/wraintro.html
The Technical Japanese Program offers a full complement of advanced, practical Japanese language courses in applied Japanese using the latest in educational technology. Home Why TJP? Master's Program ...

Technical Japanese Program Home Page
The Technical Japanese Program offers a full complement of advanced, practical Japanese language courses in applied Japanese using the latest in educational technology. Home Why TJP? Master's Program ...

Welcome to The Association of Teachers of Japanese
2005 Newsletter has been posted; back issues are archived here ATJ's biannual journal Japanese Language and Literature Journal Index JLL Errata Use our searchable database to find colleges and ...

The NEW Super Japanese Web Sites
...to Japan, Japanese, Learn Japanese, Japanese Language, Learn Japanese On-Line, Human Japanese Forum, Japan Travel Information, Japanese Cuisine, Japanese Gardens, Japanese recipes, kanji, Jim Becker ...

More Super Japanese Websites
...to Japan, Japanese, Learn Japanese, Japanese Language, Learn Japanese On-Line, Human Japanese Forum, Japan Travel Information, Japanese Cuisine, Japanese Gardens, Japanese recipes, kanji, by Jim ...

Yamada Language Center: Japanese Fonts
We recommend purchasing Apple's Japanese Language Kit . It is available for U of O affiliates from the Microcomputer Purchase Plan . CalKatakana and CalHiragana The fonts "CalHiragana" and "CalKatakana ...

Yamada Language Center: Japanese WWW guide
Japanese is taught at the Unversity of Oregon by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures . Resources at Yamada Japanese Fonts Search YLC Catalog Language Learn ...



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Government resources on Japanese
http://www.cted.wa.gov/trade
Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914) note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to ...

CIA - The World Factbook -- Japan
Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914) note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to ...

Manzanar National Historic Site (National Park Service)
Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Located at the foot of the imposing Sierra ...

Collections (Asian Division Reading Room)
In 1938, the Japanese Section was established as part of the then Orientalia Division, which was renamed the Asian Division in 1978. The Japanese language collection ...

NARA - IWG - IWG Main Page
Related Pages: Holocaust-Era Assets The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency ...

United States Department of Agriculture - Home
Statement By Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Regarding The Opening Of The Japanese Market To U.S. Beef WEBCAST AUDIO: Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Holds Conference Call To Discuss Resumption ...

Jim Talent : U.S. Senator For Missouri
Sen. Talent Statement on Opening of Japanese Market to U.S. Beef (WASHINGTON, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jim Talent (R-Mo.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement ...

Japanese Encephalitis Home Page - CDC Division of Vector-Borne ...
Japanese Encephalitis Contents Introduction Japanese Encephalitis Fact Sheet Question and Answers About Japanese Encephalitis CDC Japanese Encephalitis Home Page ...

Near-Earth Object Program
...the Earth's Neighborhood Don Yeomans August 11, 2005 Beginning in early September 2005, the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft will rendezv ous with near-Earth asteroid (25143) Itokawa . Itokawa, a 600 meter ...

Moved: Japanese encephalitis information | CDC Travelers' Health
The page "Encephalitis, Japanese" has been moved. Please click here to go to the current page. Date: July 6, 2005 Content Source: National Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Global ...



".org" resources on Japanese
Japanese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...has more about this subject: Japanese Common phrases in different languages (Japanese) Henohenomoheji Japanese culture Japanese language and computers Japanese literature Japanese name The lists of Japanese ...

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Home General Information Exhibits Japanese Gardens Calendar of Events Education Membership Information Museum Store Morikami En Español Facility Use & Rental Get ...

Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese Civilization: A Comparative View , University of Chicago 1995. ( ISBN 0226195589 ) Japan a Profile of Nation , Kodansha International, 1999. ( ISBN 4770023847 ) [ edit ] Further reading Find more ...

Japanese Language School - Study Abroad in Japan - Japanese Language ...
...non-profit Japanese language institute supported by the Hattori Foundation (est.1919) providing Japan's most innovative, international, and professional learning community for the Japanese language. ...

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego has roots in the 1915 World Exposition. After the Exposition, strong community interest kept the Japanese Tea Pavilion open for thirty years ...

Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego -
The Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego has roots in the 1915 World Exposition. After the Exposition, strong community interest kept the Japanese Tea Pavilion open for thirty years ...

FreeBSD Ports: Japanese
...rc_subr-1.31_1 ja-FreeWnn-lib-1.1.1.a021 A Japanese/Chinese/Korean input method (Japanese client libraries) Long description | Sources | Main Web Site Maintained by: [email protected] Requires: autoconf-2.53_3 ...

The Japanese American Network
...website of online Japanese American community resources - arts and culture, social services, public policy, news and issues, history, Little Tokyo Los Angeles, website directory, bulletin board, and ...

Nitobe Memorial Garden - the University of British Columbia's Japanese ...
...traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. It is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese Tea and Stroll ...

SugarForge: Japanese Language Files: Project Info
The "Japanese Language Files" is a project to develop a Japanese localization pack for SugarCRM. Application: Language Packs Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable Intended Audience: Developers , End ...



Commercial resources on Japanese

Japanese (???, Nihongo (helpinfo)) is a language spoken by over 130 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. It is considered an agglutinative language and is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary which indicate the relative status of speaker and listener. The sound inventory of Japanese is relatively small, and it has a lexically distinct pitch-accent system. Its recorded history goes back to the 8th century, when the three major works of Old Japanese were compiled.

The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of glyphs: Chinese characters (called kanji), and two syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana. The Latin alphabet (called romaji) is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for things such as company names, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer. Western style Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Chinese/Japanese numberings are also commonplace.

Japanese vocabulary has been heavily influenced by loans from other languages. A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created on Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a considerable number of words from Western languages, primarily English.


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