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Volume 10 : 7 July 2010
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e-Learning of Japanese Pictography - Some Perspectives

Sanjiban Sekhar Roy, B.E., M.Tech.
Santanu Mukerji, M.A.


To understand foreign culture, one has to learn the foreign languages. Among foreign languages, Japanese language has a very important role to play throughout the world. This paper is based on the self-learning process of Japanese pictography (KANJI). We are developing an e-learning tool which will help us to learn Japanese pictography on our won. For that, a colligated study has been made on e-learning of Japanese pictography (Kato& Okamoto, 2003). With the rapid progress of computing technology, this e-learning tool can be of great use to the common people who are interested in learning Japanese language. At the same time, any educational institute's foreign language department can implement this concept while teaching Japanese language to their students. The efforts which we make in this paper, its message, conceptualization and demonstration, fairly minimize the usual customary routine teaching and would inspire the young students to learn the Japanese language by themselves.


Japanese language is spoken by 120 million people throughout the world (Honna, 2008). In the early centuries of the Christian era, Japanese people did not have a writing system of their own (Hidaka, 2010). As the Japanese began to interact with the Chinese (Norman, 1988), they adopted Chinese institutions and pictographic style. Chinese characters were introduced to Japan via the Korean peninsula in the fourth century A.D. In the next two centuries, Chinese books on philosophy and Buddhism were brought to Japan and studied by the Japanese aristocrats (Tan & Jones, 2003).

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Sanjiban Sekhar Roy, B.E., M.Tech.
School of Computing Science and Engineering
VIT University
Vellore - 632014
Tamilnadu, India

Santanu Mukerji, M.A.
School of Social Sciences and Languages
VIT University
Vellore - 632014
Tamilnadu, India

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