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Emmy-award winning Japanese language and culture instruction for high school students.

Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals. The 138 Irasshai video lessons are introduced Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor. The lessons take students on a personal journey 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. The website includes online video lessons and supplemental materials and activities. Textbook, workbooks and teachers' guides are available from and

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