311 Project

The Inter-University Center, in collaboration with and funding from the US-Japan Foundation, is developing new theme-focused materials for teaching Japanese language, taking the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 (311) as the centripetal point. New course materials are in development for use at the IUC as well as in advanced level Japanese language courses at the high school level. Students using the 311 focused materials will increase their facility in the language, and will also become acquainted with current issues that are of the first magnitude of importance for the future of Japan. Students will arrive at a deeper understanding not only of Japanese society and culture but also of the myriad ways in which Japan and the U.S. are interdependent. The ultimate objective is to create future American experts on Japan, an historic mission of the IUC.

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Texts and Software

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Software and IKIC
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