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Yuru-Chara Mascot Design Contest - Winners

Yuru-Chara Mascot Design Contest - Winners

Choosing the winners for our Yuru-Chara Design Contest was extremely difficult, however, after much careful deliberation, we are delighted to announce the results! We were thrilled to receive entries from children and adults from across the UK, spanning from Cornwall to Orkney, and were blown away by all the impressive and thoughtful designs!

Ready Steady NihonGO! is Back!

Ready Steady NihonGO! is Back!

We’re delighted to announce that the popular online Japanese language and culture resource Ready Steady NihonGO! is once again available for teachers to use in their classrooms. After undergoing essential updates, the ten lesson interactive resource is now ready for the 2021 Autumn Term.

Sports Resources for Summer Term

Sports Resources for Summer Term

Don’t miss our brand new Japanese Sports Quiz and other sports resources, which are perfect for those planning a sporty summer term in the run up to the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Teach about the Rainy Season in Japan!

Teach about the Rainy Season in Japan!

Take a look at our online resources to find out more about the rainy season in Japan and sights, songs, and customs associated with this time of year. Also check out our new activity pack which can be used at home or in the classroom.

Let's celebrate Children's Day!

Let's celebrate Children's Day!

5 May is Kodomo no Hi or Children's Day in Japan, the day when people celebrate the health and happiness of children. On this day, you may find children running around wearing origami kabuto helmets and lots of koi carp flags flying all over the country.

New Teaching Soroban Loan Scheme and Tutorial Videos

New Teaching Soroban Loan Scheme and Tutorial Videos

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new teaching soroban loan scheme and accompanying tutorial videos for teachers. The soroban is the Japanese abacus and is used as part of the national maths curriculum for primary school children in Japan.

New Wellbeing Teaching Resources!

New Wellbeing Teaching Resources!

Now more than ever it’s important to look after our mental and physical health and we are delighted to announce the release of new teaching resources which can be used to promote positive wellbeing.

ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom

ONLINE TALK - Visualising Numbers: Soroban as a tool for the maths classroom

Join us on Thursday 4 March for a special talk introducing the Soroban (Japanese abacus) and explaining how it can be used as a classroom tool to help children visualise numbers and understand the decimal system, with soroban teacher Tomoko Hoult.

Sixth Form Japan Week 2020 - Registration Now Open!

Sixth Form Japan Week 2020 - Registration Now Open!

Registration are now open for our annual Japan event for Sixth Form students. This year the event goes online, with a mix of live sessions and flexible on-demand content.

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso Video is a Hit: Join in the Fun!

Radio Taiso is a 3 minute exercise routine that has been practised for nearly 100 years in Japan.