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The University of Utah Japanese department offers many programs that complement course work and help enhance the study of Japanese, including: StudyAbroad, Internships (US- Japan Center) with Japanese companies, E-mail exchanges with Waseda University students, and Japanese speech contests.

Study Abroad

For Study Abroad information see the International Center's Study Abroad Web page, contact the International Center in Room 159 of the University Union Building, or call (801) 581-6369.

Japanese Speech Contest

The University of Utah Japanese Speech Contest is held every year in February. Anyone registered for the spring semester is eligible to participate. The finalists compete with those from BYU, Weber State, and Utah State. For more information please contact a member of the Japanese faculty at the University of Utah.


Here are some links to Japanese resources. This list should get you started down the path toward accessing Japan on the Internet. First set up the Japanese character processor with your browser's help file for instructions, then go to Professor Johnson's links page and the search engines below.

Japanese Computing

Union Way-a front-end Japanese character processor for Windows-based systems
Webmail--an internet tool that enables you to send email in Japanese by writing romaji.
Shokuda--use this launch pad if you are completely computer illiterate, or have not downloaded Japanese plugins on your browser.
Njstar--this company can solve all your Japanese computing needs. Curtis Wilde recommends this strongly.  

Japanese Search Engine (requires Japanese character display capabilities)


Shushoku Links

Jobs in Japan--this is a free service with many links to job opportunities in Japan.
JET Program--Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Information via the Embassy of Japan in San Francisco.
InterCareer Net, Japan--this link is highly recommended. It provides information about what job opportunities and salary scales. This site also has many links to American fortune 500 companies which operate in Japan.

Japan Related Information

Japan Information Resource Center--Provides lists of links under such topics as business, computing, culture, language, and news.
Kabuki for Everyone--Wide-ranging kabuki theatre information, performance schedules, etc.

Miscellaneous Japanese Links

Origami Homepage--Information about the art of origami, including photos of examples.
Tokyo Food Page--Information about Japanese food, restaurants, and recipes.
Asahi Shimbun--Daily news from one of Japan's largest newspapers.
Japan Times Weekly--An Internet version of Japan's largest English-language newspaper.
Yomiuri Shimbun--Daily news from one of Japan's largest newspapers.

Last Updated: 8/3/18