In this section, we will introduce materials on Japanese culture and manners to make it easier for your students to go and live in Japan.
IRODORI “Tips for life in Japan”
This column covers useful knowledge for life in Japan. You can learn about life in Japan and Japanese culture with many photographs and illustrations. The topics in each lesson are picked up from the main text, especially if they might be unknown to learners who have never been to Japan. There is also reference information included, which will be useful to know when you are living in Japan. After an activity, you can read this section yourself, or look at it in class. If you want an explanation about something you see in the activities, you should check this section.
ひきだすにほんご（Activate your Japanese）is a program that introduces Japanese language and culture to foreigners who wish to live and work in Japan, as well as to learners of Japanese who wish to learn about Japanese social life. It is a drama and introduces strategies to achieve the goal of communicating in Japanese. The stories are interesting and fun to learn. Other features include an “Onomatopoeia” corner and a corner introducing foreigners working in various parts of Japan. Please watch!
TSUNAHIRO – つながるひろがる
This website specializes in everyday situations of foreign nationals living in Japan, with the purpose of learning basic Japanese expressions and terms. First, check your Japanese ability by recalling what you can do in Japanese in your daily life. See the results to find out which level is appropriate for learning Japanese on this website and which level you should try next.