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Learning Japanese--General Resources:
Genki Online "Self Study Room": Interactive exercises to accompany the Genki textbook.
The Japanese Page: Contains Japanese lessons for beginners, including information on writing and reading hiragana, katakana and kanji.
Gahoh: A site for learning to write hiragana, katakana and kanji, with stroke order demonstrated in Quicktime movies.
Online Dictionaries and Reading Aids:
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC: Japanese to English online dictionary; paste words or text.
Reading Tutor: Provides dictionary functions for pasted text. Also provides reading materials and links to online resources.
Japanese Culture--Research Resources:
The Japanese Literature Homepage: Basic information on literary history authors and works, as well as literary news.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Includes Japanese timeline with images of artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, accompanied by historical information.
MIT Visualizing Cultures: An innovative exploration of Japanese visual images and the historical experience they narrate. Includes scholarly essays, video and animation.
Kyoto National Museum: Highlights from the museum collection.
JAANUS: Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System--a dictionary of art history and architectural terminology.
News and General Information:
Japanese Government Internet TV (English Language)
NHK Online News (Japanese Language)
Fuji Network News (Japanese Language)
Study Abroad Scholarships:
IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding: Funding resource listings for study abroad by country or subject.
Natsukashii douyou, shouka, warabe uta: Japanese Songs and Melodies (Japanese Language Only)
Edo Japan: A Virtual Tour: Wander around historical Tokyo
Virtual Japanese House: Visit a Japanese house with this children's game. Other "virtual culture" units also available.