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Japanese Subject Guide: Recommended Websites

Recommended Websites

Selected Japanese Internet Collections

J Guide, Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources
(WWW Virtual Library Site for Japan)
A good starting point for links to many different kinds of resources on Japan including cultural, government and business-related information.

Jim Breen's Japanese Page
An excellent collection of links for language learning, software, online translation, and all things Japanese.

Japanese Links
(Omniglot Writing Systems and Languages of the World)
Links to Japanese script, language lessons, dictionaries, newspapers, radio, etc.

Electronic Texts in Japanese

JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online)
A searchable collection of many respositories including books, theses, data sets, learning materials, articles and more.

Japanese Text Initiative U. of Virginia and U. of Pittsburgh
Classical Japanese literature and dictionaries online

Electronic Journals, Magazines, & News Sources in Japanese

Japanese Language News and Magazines (MIT Foreign Languages Lab)
Note some may require special software to read

Dictionaries and Language Learning Resources's Japanese Language Page
Has lots of online Japanese language learning resources: lessons for beginners, games, quizzes, flashcards, audio files, etc. Japanese<->English, Kanji Search, and Multi Radical  Kanji Search

Japanese Learner's Dictionary. By International Student Center at University of Tsukuba.

Japanese Lessons Online (Omniglot list)

Linguee (English-Japanese dictionary with example sentences from selected reliable translation sources.

Rosetta Stone interactive language lessons. Available to NB residents with a public library card. See NPLS Online Databases

Visualizing Japanese Grammar (by Shoko Hamano, George Washington University)
The largest collection of online dictionaries, includes many Japanese dictionaries Grammars
Select links to Japanese grammar sites

Cultural Information

Japan Foundation
Has information on arts and cultural exchanges.

Web Japan: Japan Links
Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, this site provides links to information on Japan and Japanese culture.

Japanese-Language Libraries Online

WebCats Library Collection (choose geographic index for libraries by country)

Japanese-Language Publishers & Booksellers (Search engine for Japanese books in print)

Directory of Publishers: Japan (by
Searchable by country, language, subject, or publisher name