Number of Japanese-language institutions soars in Asia, survey finds

National Oct 10, 2019

Number of Japanese-language institutions soars in Asia, survey finds

About 3.85 million people studied Japanese at a record 18,604 institutions overseas in fiscal 2018, with the number of institutions soaring in Asia, according to a survey released this week. The number of Japanese-language institutions jumped nearly fourfold to 818 in Vietnam from the previous ...

Myanmar opens first training course for Japanese-language teachers

National Dec 10, 2018

Myanmar opens first training course for Japanese-language teachers

Myanmar's first-ever training course for Japanese-language teachers is opening as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to invite more Asian youths to work in Japan. The initial phase of the training program starts this month at the Yangon University of Foreign Languages for students ...

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

Culture Jul 13, 2008

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

by Edan Corkill

It's a fact that has long puzzled devotees and plain old tourists alike. Japan's manga and anime arts have been wowing the world for more than a decade, and yet the national government still hasn't got around to setting up a proper museum for ...