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Japanese Subject Guide: Recommended Websites

Recommended Websites

Selected Japanese Internet Collections

Jim Breen's Japanese Page
A long-standing gateway site for all things Japanese. Includes links to language learning sites, software, online translation, arts, culture, news, etc.

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, datasets, learning materials, articles and more.

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

Electronic Journals, Magazines, Radio & News Sources in Japanese

Japanese Magazines. From

Japanese Newspapers and News Sites. From

Radio Garden. This website allows you to listen to over 8,000 live radio stations from around the world. Created by Jonathan Puckey with financial support from the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision. Use the interactive map or search for stations in Japan.

Dictionaries and Language Learning Resources 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)

Jisho A Japanese-English dictionary that lets you find words, kanji, and sentences. It searches texts to help you understand the words, kanji and grammar patterns.

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

NIHONGO eな Portal for Learning Japanese. By the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai. Lots of language learning resources including hiragana, katakana, pronunciation, kanji, grammar, greetings, useful phrases, audio, articles, lessons, etc.

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.

Cultural Information

Japan Foundation
Has information on Japanese arts and culture, and cultural exchanges.

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

Japanese-Language Libraries Online
A directory of libraries worldwide maintained by Marshall Breeding. (For a list of libraries in Japan select "more search options" to search 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