Note: In order to view some of the Japanese websites listed below, you might need to change your browser's character encoding settings.
LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS
Genki Online Self Study Room: Interactive exercises to accompany the Genki textbook
The Japanese Page: Contains Japanese lessons for beginners, including information on reading and writing hiragana, katakana and kanji
Gahoh: A site for learning to write hiragana, katakana and kanji, with stroke order demonstrated in Quicktime movies
Dictionaries and Reading Aids
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC: Japanese to English online dictionary, paste words or text.
Denshi Jisho: Japanese/English online dictionary for words, kanji and sentences.
Search Engines & Encyclopedias
The Japanese Literature Homepage: Basic information on literary history, authors and works, as well as literary news
JAANUS: Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System—a dictionary of art history and architectural terminology
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism: A dictionary of terms and names found in Buddhist literature
- Japanese Government Internet TV (English language)
- NHK Online News (Japanese language)
- Fuji Network News (Japanese language)
Natsukashii douyou, shouka, warabe uta: Japanese songs and melodies (Japanese language only)
Edo Japan: A virtual tour—wander around historical Tokyo.
Kids Web Japan: Explore a virtual Japanese house with this children's game.