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Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals.

The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians.

  • Japanese 101 - Introductions and Greetings | Irasshai

    The topics covered are self introductions, first-time greetings and addressing people by name. Cultural topics include Japanese names and meishi.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 102 - Asking Names | Irasshai

    The topics covered are greetings in the morning and confirmation of others' names. The cultural topic is an introduction of Japan. Reading practice covers the hiragana: あ、い、う、え、お.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 104 - Numbers | Irasshai

    The topics covered are numbers 1 ~ 10 and grade levels in school. Reading practice covers the hiragana: か、き、く、け、こ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 105 - School and Grade | Irasshai

    The topics covered are school affiliation and grade designation. The cultural topic is the bad luck number 4. Reading practice covers the hiragana: が、ぎ、ぐ、げ、ご.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 106 - Do you understand? | Irasshai

    The topics covered are expressions of understanding and lack of understanding, and negative sentences. Writing practice covers the hiragana: か、き、く、け、こ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 107 - Age Part 1 | Irasshai

    The topics covered are age and numbers 1 ~ 99. The cultural topic is kimono. Reading practice covers the hiragana: さ、し、す、せ、そ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 108 - Age Part 2 | Irasshai

    The topics covered are age, and school and work affiliations. The cultural topic is the ancient capital, Kyoto. Reading practice covers the hiragana: ざ、じ、ず、ぜ、ぞ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 109 - Identifying Objects | Irasshai

    The topic covered is asking about and identifying objects. Writing practice covers the hiragana: さ、し、す、せ、そ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 110 - What is it called? | Irasshai

    The topic covered is identification of office and school objects. Reading practice covers the hiragana: た、ち、つ、て、と.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 111 - Asking Permission | Irasshai

    The topics covered are asking permission to use something, expressing appreciation and refusing a request. Reading practice covers the hiragana: だ、ぢ、づ、で、ど.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 112 - Describing | Irasshai

    The topics covered are colors and other identifications of objects. Writing practice covers the hiragana: た、ち、つ、て、と.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 113 - Expressing Approval | Irasshai

    The topics covered are classroom objects and approval/disapproval. Reading practice covers the hiragana (long vowels): ああ、いい、うう、ええ、えい、おお、おう.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 114 - Asking a Favor | Irasshai

    The topics covered are asking for favors and saying good-bye. The cultural topic is Japanese school life. Reading practice covers the hiragana: small つ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 115 - Parents | Irasshai

    The topic covered is father and mother. Reading practice covers the hiragana: な、に、ぬ、ね、の、ん.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 116 - Families Part 1 | Irasshai

    The topic covered is one's own and other's families. Writing practice covers the hiragana: な、に、ぬ、ね、の、ん.

    Grades: 9-11,13+
  • Japanese 117 - Families Part 2 | Irasshai

    The topic covered is identification of family members by name. Reading practice covers the hiragana: は、 ひ、 ふ、 へ、 ほ、~ は (~ wa).

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 118 - Families Part 3 | Irasshai

    The topic covered is the counting system used with numbers of people (family members). Reading practice covers the hiragana: ば、び、ぶ、べ、ぼ ; ぱ、ぴ、ぷ、ぺ、ぽ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 119 - Families Part 4 | Irasshai

    The topic covered is addressing family members. Writing practice covers the hiragana: は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ ; ば、び、ぶ、べ、ぼ ; ぱ、ぴ、ぷ、ぺ、ぽ.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 120 - Do you have a question? | Irasshai

    The topics covered are asking someone if they have an object and identification of objects in terms of ownership. Reading practice covers the hiragana: ま、み、む、め、も.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Japanese 121 - Location | Irasshai

    The topics covered are location of objects and description in terms of size. Writing practice covers the hiragana: ま、み、む、め、も.

    Grades: 9-13+