My Courses (Spring 2017)

Japanse Course Facebook / Google Groups page

Japanese studying resources

Type Name URL Description Aligned with Genki? Rating
Listening MyKikitori http://mykikitori.com Interactive listening practice website based o Genki (only Volume 1). Free. Yes
Video げんきな自習室: Genki Movie (L1-L23) http://wpgenki.whitebase.co.jp/self/genki-movie Videos for the dialogues at the beginning of each lesson of Genki. Developed by Bucknell University. 「げんき」のダイアログをビデオにとったもの。 Yes
Video げんき文型ビデオ集 (L1-L23) http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/site/video/jp/ Videos for grammar units in Genki. Developed by Okayama University. 字幕付きのものと字幕なしのものがある。グラマー中心のダイアログで、とくにこれに基づいた問題などはない。文法事項導入の前の聞き取り練習 (dictation)などには使えるかも。 Yes
Resources list げんきな自習室 http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self A resources list for students who are studying Japanese with the Genki textbook. 「げんき」を出版しているJapan Timesが編纂してる「げんき」のオンライン学習リソース集。 Yes
Vocabulary Quizlet https://quizlet.com/classes/genki-japanese/ Quizlet is an online flashcard service, which has a number of Japanese learning resources based on the Genki textbook. Yes
App Duolingo (iPhone & Android) https://www.duolingo.com Duolingo is a free language learning app used by more than 170 million users around the world. They just announced this week that Japanese had finally been add to their language selection. I've heard very positive feedback to this app from the learners of other languages -- see here for the review by the Japan Times (http://bit.ly/2pUjjkb). Yes
Kanji Japanese Name Generator http://japanese-name-generator.com Generate Japanese names (in カタカナ and 漢字) from English names. The interface is messy. No
Kanji Kanji Zone http://www.kanjizone.com A lot of resources for Kanji, including the Kanji name converter, popular Kanji list, and four Kanji idiom. No
App Genki Vocab Cards (Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.japantimes.genkivocab GENKI Vocab Cards is a digital vocabulary card app that enables users to learn approximately 1,200 words essential for beginners along with the native pronunciations at their own pace!. $5.99. Yes
App Genki Vocab Cards (iPhone) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genki-vocab-cards-japanese/id785207187 GENKI Vocab Cards is a digital vocabulary card app that enables users to learn approximately 1,200 words essential for beginners along with the native pronunciations at their own pace!. $5.99. Yes
Language Exchange Lexody http://www.lexody.com Lexody is a matching service for language learners. You can find native speakers of Japanese, who want to learn English (or whatever language your speak). You will meet that person at a local cafe and speak in Japanese and in your language for 30-60min each. No

Other stuff

Flyers for the Japanese courses

For Spring 2017


Past Japan-related events at LaGuardia

Semester Date Event Title Collaborator(s) Flyer
Spring 2010 May 5, 2010 The Panel Presentation on Peace and Justice (Guest Speakers: Ms. Yuko Nakamura and Mr. Yoshio Tamura, A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima) / 広島被爆者による証言と討論会 (ゲスト: 中村雄子氏と田村良夫氏) Dr. Kyoko Toyama (Counseling Dept, LaGuardia CC) Flyer
Spring 2011 March 17, 23, 24, and April 7, 2011 The Donation Days for The Great Tohoku Earthquake The Japan Club, LaGuardia CC Website
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Tree Dedication Ceremony (日米桜寄贈100周年 桜樹林式) The Consulate General of Japan in NY Flyer
Spring 2012 May 23, 2012 Visit by Mr. Sukeshiro Terata, Member of the House of Councillors (寺田典城参議院議員の訪問) website
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Workshop by Mr. Shu Kubo, Kirie (paper-cut) Artist (久保修切り絵ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2012 October - December, 2012 Japan Club Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Volunteer (ハリケーンサンディー復興ボランティア) NY Japan Lions Club The Japan Times article
Spring 2013 May 20-30, 2013 CUNY Kakehashi Project (CUNYカケハシ) Queens College, The City College, Baruch College, John Jay College, Lehman College, and Medgar Evers Website
Fall 2013 September 25, 2013 Madam Akie Abe's visit (安倍昭恵夫人訪問) The Consulate General of Japan in NY Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Fall 2013 September 30, 2013 Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo Performance (桂三輝落語公演) Flyer
Fall 2013 October 30, 2013 Workshop by Mr. Shuhei Hasado, Japanese Plasterer (挟土秀平 左官ワークショップ) Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan Flyer
Fall 2013 November 1, 2013 A Talk by Dr. Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (山本あき子元外務省政務官の講演) The Consulate General of Japan in NY Flyer
Spring 2014 March 6, 2014 Workshop by Mr. Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of Ohara Ikebana School (小原流家元 小原宏貴 生け花ワークショップ) The Ohara School of Ikebana, The Japan Foundation Flyer
Spring 2014 March 8-10, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Chuo University students (CUNYカケハシ: 中央大学訪問) The Japan Foundation Flyer
Spring 2014 May 22, 2014 Commendation from the Consulate General of Japan in NY (在外公館長表彰) The Consulate General of Japan in NY Announcement
Spring 2014 July 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Toshiaki Endo and the four Members of Parliament of Japan (遠藤利明衆議院議員、教育再生実行本部議員団訪問)
Fall 2014 September 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Atsushi Hamana, President of Kansai University of International Studies, to discuss e-Portfolio (濱名篤関西国際大学学長他のe-Portfolio視察訪問) Press release
Fall 2014 October 15, 2014 Book donation by Madam Akie Abe (昭恵文庫の図書寄贈) Press release
Fall 2014 November 7, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Hosei University students (CUNYカケハシ: 法政大学訪問) The Japan Foundation Flyer
Spring 2015 February 10, 2015 Biwa (Japanese lute) Performance by Ms. Akiko Sakurai (薩摩琵琶演奏家櫻井亜木子ラガーディア公演) The Japan Foundation Flyer
Spring 2015 April 29, 2015 70Th Anniversary Of The Atomic Bomb: Linking Past And Present Beyond Hiroshima, Nagasaki, And Fukushim (被団協 中村雄子氏, 福島富子氏, 谷口稜曄氏, 坪野吉孝ハーバード大客員研究員による討論会、講演) Dr. Kyoko Toyama (College Discovery, LaGuardia CC) and Hidankyo Flyer
Fall 2015 October 14, 2015 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) LaGuardia Community College Flyer
Fall 2015 October 20, 2015 Mr. Kenji Furutate's Taiko (Japanese drumming) Performance (和太鼓奏者/パーカッショニスト 古立ケンジ太鼓演奏会) LaGuardia Community College Flyer
Fall 2015 November 4, 2015 A visit by Dr. Jill Biden, Wife of Vice President, to LaGuardia CC (Japan Club) (ジルバイデン副大統領夫人のラガーディア訪問 (日本クラブ)) LaGuardia Community College
Fall 2015 November 19-20, 2015 Saga/Tokushima Kakehashi (佐賀大学、徳島大学カケハシ) JICE Agenda
Spring 2016 March 19th, 2016 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) LaGuardia LPAC & Carnegie Hall Website
Spring 2016 March 22-23, 2016 Etegami Workshop and NYC Sightseeing with Jobu University students (上武大学との絵手紙ワークショップと市内観光) LaGuardia Community College Agenda and Sightseeing plan
Spring 2016 April 12, 2016 Workshop on Japanese Festival Dance and Drums with Tamagawa University students (玉川大学学生との太鼓ワークショップ) Dr. Kyoko Toyama Flyer and Flyer 2
Spring 2016 June 22 to July 1, 2016 Dean Howard Wach's participation in the Summer Tour of Japan for U.S. Higher Education Professionals (ハワードワック学部長の日米高等教育機関交流日本滞在ツアーの参加) TeamUp initiative (the US-Japan Bridging Foundation & Embassy of the US in Japan) Website
Fall 2016 October 3, 2016 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) LaGuardia Community College Flyer
Fall 2016 October 7th, 2016 Rokyoku Workshop by Ms. Keiko Haruno (浪曲師 春野恵子による浪曲ワークショップ) The Japan Foundation Flyer
Spring 2017 March 25th, 2017 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) LaGuardia LPAC & Carnegie Hall Website
Spring 2017 March 30th, 2017 A conversation with Mr. Toshiki Fujimori, A-Bomb survivor in Hiroshima (日本原水爆被害者団体協議会 広島被爆者 藤森俊希) Dr. Kyoko Toyama
Spring 2017 April 27, 2017 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert: Dancing for Japan 2017 (東北地方太平洋沖地震チャリティー Dancing for Japan (折原美樹、他)) LaGuardia Performing Arts Center & Campus Life of LaGuardia Community College Flyer

Japan-related news coverage at LaGuardia


Past semesters