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Japanese: Home

This guide is to help Ara's students of Japanese to succeed with their degrees and develop their knowledge of Japanese language and culture.

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Check out the books below. Here are some useful Shelf numbers. Ask a librarian to help you find them!

Subject Headings Subject Location
Japanese Language PL 501
Japanese Culture DS 822.5
Interpreting and Translation P 306

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Ask Live

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Please note:

  • In the evenings and weekends, specialised support may not be available. If so, your question may be referred to an expert for action on the next working day.
  • In My Ara, under “Learning Resources” you may also find what you need by entering keywords in the box on the "Learning Resources" page in My Ara.

Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.   

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