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Nihongo (Japanese) is available as a full year course to students who have studied Japanese in year 7 and 8. It covers all aspects of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Intercultural units include topics such as travel, shopping, parties, celebrations, school life and daily routines.

Reference tools on the shelf: The Library has the 2-volume enyclopedia Japan: an illustrated encyclopedia on the reference shelves.

Reference tools online: Britannica Online. This can be accessed anywhere, just have your user name and password ready. Go to databases and click on the Britannica logo.

The CIA World Factbook is an excellent source for up-to-date information about any country, in this case Japan. You will find a good introduction to Japan followed by information on geography, people and society, government, the economy, energy, communication, transportation, the military and transnational issues.