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Public Organizations

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa
Minna no Kyozai

Provides more than 10,000 teaching resources for Japanese-language teachers

The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (J)
The National Institute for Japanese Language
Nihongo Joho Shiryokan (J)
An information database for materials on the Japanese language and the Japanese-language study.
Nihongo Kyouiku Network (J)
Provides useful information and teaching resources for Japanese-language teachers.

Examinations on the Japanese Language

Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES): Japanese Language Proficiency Test
BJT Business Japanese Proficiency Test
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO): Business Japanese Test

Organizations and Academic Societies Outside Japan

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
The Associaiton of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ)
National Counsil of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT)
Alliance of Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)
Provides useful information for Japanese-language teachers.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA)
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)

Bookshops That Sell Japanese-Language Teaching Materials

Bookshops in Tokyo and Osaka. A book search tool is available on this site.
A bookshop in Kanda, Tokyo.
Otani Shoten (J)
A bookshop in Fukuoka.

Other Websites for Japanese-language Teachers

Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT)
A Japanese-language teachers’ association aimed at conducting effective language education to meet the individual needs of students. Educational materials are available on this site.
The Japan Forum (TJF)
A foundation that provides language learning and intercultural understanding programs for elementary and secondary school students. A variety of photo and video materials are available on the site.
The Japanese-Language Teaching and Learning(J)
Portal site for Japanese-language teachers and students. Administered by ALC.
Gekkan Nihongo (J)
ALC’s monthly magazine for Japanese-language teachers.
A site run by Nihongo Kenkyusya presenting useful information on the Japanese-language teaching.

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