|Based on a survey of the Japan Foundation, Japanese language education
in Indonesia is growing rapidly and ranks third after Korea and China. Variety of
Japanese strongly influenced by socio-cultural factors such as, territory or region,
social class, gender, and age. Japanese has three types of letters, namely,
Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, each of which has rules of writing itself.
Knowledge of the three letters is fundamental in learning Japanese. The method
used in the development of multimedia in this study is the methodology
Multimedia Development Life Cycle (MDLC) stage of this method, namely,
concept, design, collection materials, assembling, testing, and distribution.
Multimedia learning basic Japanese language support extracurricular activities
as letter recognition Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, noun (meishi), verb (doushi) and
adjectives (keiyoushi) to the students of SMP Diponegoro 2 Rajawana.
Keyword : Multimedia, Learning, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, MDLC