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Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese: Origami, Sushi And More

Rich in ancient tradition yet ultra contemporary, Japan is a mesmerising place. Explore this fascinating island nation, its culture and language right now with Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese week.

Part of our Say ‘Yes’ to Languages summer campaign, the next few days are going to be a blast. Whether you’re new to Japanese or already learning, find immersive activities to suit you. Plus you might even win a €50 One4All voucher when you take part.

What’s happening during Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese week?

Take a virtual holiday to one of the most exciting places on the planet. Check out this week’s highlights so you don’t miss your favourites!

Start with the basics on Monday

Kick off Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese week by practicing some key words and phrases. From basic greetings to talking about your favourite hobbies, you’ll be chatting in no time.

Take a bite out of #TastyTuesday

Feeling hungry? Well there’s more to this cuisine than sushi! Visit our social media channels on #TastyTuesday to discover delectable dishes. Plus recreate some at home with our cooking tutorials.

Origami on #WellnessWednesday

Relax with the art of origami this #WellnessWednesday on Instagram. Transform a humble piece of paper into a work of art. You’ll even pick up origami vocabulary while you’re at it.
Want to know more about this country’s culture? Then take a look at origami and dance workshops on our YouTube playlist.

Thursday, study focus

Interested in Japanese for the Leaving Cert and beyond? In that case, Thursday is unmissable. We’ve got plenty lined up about second level classes and third level courses.
As well as that, get first-hand tips from our Japanese Language Ambassador Natasha Dunbar. She can talk you through what it’s like studying languages in DCU and living in Japan.

Feel the beat on Friday

Celebrate music from Japan this Friday. Get into the rhythm with Taiko drumming and discover chart toppers with our music playlist.
As well as all that, you can win a €50 One4All voucher in our big Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese quiz! Head to Instagram during the day to find out exactly how to enter.

How can I take part in Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese week?

Don’t miss a minute of the action. Follow Languages Connect on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
When you do that, you get the latest on our competitions, quizzes and online events throughout the week and beyond.

Fast facts about Japanese:

Native speakers: 128.2 million
Non-native speakers: 131,000
Japanese people living abroad: 3.6 million
Most Japanese people outside Japan: Brazil, with 1.3 million

Study Japanese in Ireland

Take your Japanese to the next level. Study the language as part of your degree in Ireland. Whether you’re business-focused, love music or are simply into languages, you’ll find all you need to know about your options for learning Japanese at third level in Ireland with the Languages Connect Careers Portal Language Course Finder.

Learn more about Japanese

Your quest to learn doesn’t have to end when we say sayonara to Say ‘Yes’ to Japanese week. Keep busy with our handy resources, including our Japanese hub, YouTube playlist and much more.
Of course, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter for all the latest content and competitions.