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ABSTRACT  The Televised Japanese Language Program (TJaLP) is a system for providing Japanese long distance instruction by recycling videotapes of live classes. This system, supplemented by local coordinators and native-speaker tutors, has been in operation since the fall semester of 1984, and has been quite successful in terms of students' performance and program evaluation. At institutions where employment of a full-time instructor is not feasible, this system may prove to be the most effective and economical means of offering instruction in critical foreign languages.