EALL invited to join global Japanese language network

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was invited to join the Japan Foundation’s global alliance of language instructor partners, known as the ‘Sakura Network’, by Mr. Kohki Kanno, Director of the Japan Foundation in in Los Angeles.

The network promotes Japanese language education around the world as well as developing information exchange and partnerships between members. The Department has been invited to join as a ‘Core Member’, which means that in addition to its duties as a regular member, it is also hoped that EALL will play a leadership role in developing Japanese language education in the United States. “Core members” are invited in consultation with the Japanese Embassy and Consulate-Generals of Japan in the United States.