Study Resources

  • The Kanji SITE – a guide for students of Japanese
    by Chris Jennings
    an extensive resource for self-study — 1000 Kanji rollover flashcards with links to info on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
    An extremely useful resource for the intermediate reader that uses dHTML to provide English glosses for Japanese texts the user provides
  • Genki Flash Cards
    quizzes for hiragana, katakana, and basic vocabulary
  • Japanese I
    Introductory Japanese course from the MIT OpenCourseware website. This course focuses on helping students develop their speaking and listening abilities as well as teaching them basic reading and writing skills.
  • Japanese Online
    free online language lessons
    from Pacific Software company


  • Jim Breen’s Japanese-English Dictionary Server
    One of the most full-featured kanji resources on the web.∼jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C
  • Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR)
    A cooperative project of The Ohio State University Libraries, the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. The project provides a user-friendly, searchable catalog through which researchers and students have quick and easy access to high quality Web resources originating in Asia identified, evaluated, selected and cataloged by area library specialists.
  • Keiko Schneider’s Bookmarks
    extensive collection of annotated and up-to-date links on Japanese language learning & teaching, Japanese news, media & culture.


  • Explore Japan
    from the Japanese National Tourist Organization
  • Yomiuri Shimbun
    Asahi Shimbun online
  • NHK
    Japan’s public broadcasting station
  • Studio Ghibli
    Miyazaki Hayoa-san’s anime studio