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
    http://www.kanjisite.com/
  • Rikai.com
    An extremely useful resource for the intermediate reader that uses dHTML to provide English glosses for Japanese texts the user provides
    http://www.rikai.com/cgi-bin/HomePage.pl?Language=En
  • Genki Flash Cards
    from genki.japantimes.co.jp
    quizzes for hiragana, katakana, and basic vocabulary
    http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self/self.en.html
  • 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
    http://www.japanese-online.com/

Reference

  • Jim Breen’s Japanese-English Dictionary Server
    One of the most full-featured kanji resources on the web.
    http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/∼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.
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/PAIR/
  • Keiko Schneider’s Bookmarks
    extensive collection of annotated and up-to-date links on Japanese language learning & teaching, Japanese news, media & culture.
    http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks/

Media

  • Explore Japan
    from the Japanese National Tourist Organization
    http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/
  • Yomiuri Shimbun
    bilingual
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/
  • Asahi.com
    Asahi Shimbun online
    bilingual
    http://www.asahi.com/english/english.html
  • NHK
    Japan’s public broadcasting station
    http://www.nhk.or.jp/
  • Studio Ghibli
    Miyazaki Hayoa-san’s anime studio
    http://www.ghibli.jp/