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Japanese Language Guide

Japanese is fun!

ひらがな HIRAGANA & カタカナ KATAKANA learning tools

Welcome to the Japanese Language Guide

こんにちは! This guide will help you find effective resources for Japanese language learning at all levels, including:

  • Textbook Resources: video and audio for Japanese textbooks used in Mount Holyoke classes
  • Getting Started: instructions for computer, email and internet settings
  • At the LRC: Japanese language resources available at the LRC
  • At the Library: Japanese language resources available at the Library
  • On Campus: Asian Studies department information, language table, cultural events and Japanese cultural organizations in the Five Colleges
  • Online: useful websites for Japanese language learning
  • Study Strategies & Tips: general tips for improving your language learning abilitiy
  • Research Guide: resources and help with research in Asian Studies

For questions or suggestions about this guide, please contact the Language Resource Center (LRC).

Featured 5-College Japanese Events

Ongoing Events

Japanese Language Table

Fridays, noon-1PM, Macgregor Dining Hall

Japanese Q&A 

Tuesday 5:30-6:30PM with Honami Tanaka-san, LRC 6A

Thursday 5:30-6:30PM with Honami Tanaka-san, LRC 6A


Study Abroad Info Session, Oct. 18th (WED), 4pm, Ciruti 109

Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony), Oct. 20th, 4pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, Wa-Shin-An





Featured at the LRC: Japanese Graded Readers (Levels 0-5)

Come check out these fun-to-read short stories to improve your Japanese vocabulary!


Thank you to:

Photo Credits:

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form