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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures

Japanese - Landscape


Student Resources

Note: In order to view some of the Japanese websites listed below, you might need to change your browser's character encoding settings.


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


Research Resources

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


Fun Sites

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.