JAPANESE WEB RESOURCES


CULTURE

Basic Japanese Recipes - basics for Japanese cooking
A list of basic Japanese recipes - includes Japanese sushi rice recipe and teriyaki and tempura batter recipe. ... About>Food & Drink>Japanese Cuisine> Cooking Tips / Cookbooks> Basic Japanese Recipes - basics for Japanese cooking

Cuisine: The Tokyo Food Page

Cuisine: Web Resources for Japanese Food
A list of recipe links.

Culture: Basics of Japanese Culture
The Japanese culture is a multi-layered and complex system that has been developing within itself and forming new layers for thousands of years.

Japan Guide on Geography

Japan Links
Comprehensive collection of Japan links covering culture, history, society,economy, arts, and religion.

Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego was founded during the 1915 World Exposition.

The Jewels of Japanese Cooking

Literature: Haiku for People
Learn not only what haiku is but also about its political influence and its development through the years. Also learn to write Haiku or read the creations of many others.

Literature: Haiku Poetry

Origami Homepage
Information about the art of origami, including photos of examples.

World Heritage sites in Japan

Japanese Gardens

Japanese Language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Japanese Language Resources

Japanese Web Resources - Web Links

Japanese Programs and Organizations

IZU: Japanese National Holidays

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CURRENCY TIME CONVERTERS

Currency Converter
Offers interactive foreign exchange rate conversion with up-to-date exchange rates.

Currency: Oanda
Calculates current exchange rate for currencies worldwide.

Time Zone Converter
Convert time zones anywhere in the world with the most up-to-date time zone database.

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DICTIONARIES

Denshi Jisho - Online Japanese dictionary
Powerful and easy-to-use online Japanese-English dictionary with words, kanji and example sentences.

English-Japanese dictionary
Online Japanese dictionary with a tool to send queries to Japanese search engines without knowing the translation.

Glossaries by Language

Japanese Food Glossary - Japanese cooking vocabulary and Japanese ...
Lists Japanese cooking vocaburaries and Japanese ingredients used in Japanese cuisine.

Jeffrey's Japanese-English Dictionary
Online dictionary with several search options.

Jim Breen's WWWJDICT
Amazing Japanese-English English-Japanese online dictionary. Includes FireFox plug-ins for quick searching options.

Katakana Word Dictionary
Contains huge listing of katakana words including loan-words and sound-words.

Nihongo: Japanese Language
Online dictionary.

Nihongodict
Look up Japanese words with interactive suggestions.

OneLook Dictionary Search

Online dictionaries in many languages

Online Dictionaries - Japanese Dictionaries Online
Presented here is a collection of pages with links to online dictionaries in languages from all over the world, including dictionary directories and

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GRAMMAR

Basic Japanese Language Course - Homepage

JOSHU - Japanese Online Self-Help Utility
Covers many topics related to those learning Japanese.

Charles Kelly's Online Japanese Language Study Materials
Free Web-Based Japanese Language Study Quizzes, Flashcards and More. ...

Free Japanese Lessons!

Grammar/Expressions

Introductory Japanese Lessons - Word Order
Japanese is a subject-object-verb language. Learn word order for Japanese language.

Japanese Grammar

Learn basic Japanese grammar and useful Japanese expressions.

Japanese Grammar, More Verbs and the Particle 'ni'
Easy to Understand Japanese Grammar and Verb Charts, Explanations of the Particle 'ni' and Example Sentences.

Japanese Guide to Japanese Grammar
A guide to learning Japanese grammar for those who "want to learn it in a systematic way that makes sense in Japanese"

Japanese Lessons
Japanese Lessons Introductory language lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, grammar, and culture modules. Sound files aid pronunciation. JOL Forum: You can now communicate with each other by using this online Forum. Post a message to other Japanese Online Users!

Japanese Podcasting Lessons: Learn to speak Japanese and write Kanji symbols
On this site, we provide FREE podcasting Japanese lessons to a visitor who wants to learn to speak, read, and write Japanese Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.

Japanese Writing Tutor
Offers tools to improve reading in addition to links to reading materials and links to reading quizzes to test your level.

Ji-chan's Kanji Flashcards

Kanji Alive/U of Chicago

Kanji Practice
Each page presents a brush stroke, a quicktime movie showing the formation of the character, two print variations, and two audio clips of sample sentences with "on" and "kun" readings for each character.

Kanji Practice Dartmouth University

Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks
Wonderful one-stop site for those who study and teach Japanese and Japan, with lots of useful links not only related to grammar.

Learn Japanese - Learn to Speak the Japanese Language Online Free.
Japanese uses three different writing systems. Hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Learn Japanese grammar, verbs, adjectives, nouns, sentence structure.
Learn Japanese grammar from lessons about verbs and verb conjugation, adjectives, nouns, prepositions, commands, sentence structure, negative sentences, adverbs.

Nihongo o Narau - Learn Japanese

Tables for Conjugating Japanese Verbs

Tae Kim's Japanese guide to Japanese grammar
It was created as a resource for those who want to learn Japanese grammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. ...

Teach Yourself Japanese

Tools for Learning Japanese

Visualizing Japanese Grammar
This page provides links to 66 Flash animations of various grammatical structures in Japanese.

Wikipedia guide on Japanese/Rich!

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IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS

Japanese Expressions at Everything2.com

Useful Expressions - Japanese Language Vocabulary
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary and useful expressions with audio files ...

Useful Japanese Expressions - New to Japan - Language
Some useful words and expressions to help you get by in Japanese.

Japanese Idioms
A dictionary of Japanese idioms with English translations and explanations. The Japanese language is filled with idioms of all sorts.

Japanese Phrases
Japanese Phrases & Sentences are presented by Linguanaut!Japanese, conversation and idioms, Japanese greetings and survival phrases.

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NEWS & MULTIMEDIA

ABYZ News Links

Anime on TV Anime Television Resource

BeelineTV
Network TV from around the world in a variety of languages. 138 stations available.

CNN.com in Japanese

Daily News in Japan on videos

Free TV from Japan - LyngSat

Gagaku
Japanese classical music with lots of history. Here you will find information on the music, its history, and instruments. Available in Japanese and English. *

J-Wave 81.3 Web Broadcast

Japanese Newspapers and Media

Japanese Radio on the Net
Listen to spoken Japanes in both song and speech using either streaming audio, or mp3. I've compiled a short list of sites that will allow you to familirize yourself with spoken Japanese.

Live Radio and Television from Japan
This page allows you to watch Japanese television and listen to radio broadcasts from Japan in a number of languages.

Mike's Radio World
Listen live to over 2000 radio stations on your PC!

News: The Flying Inkpot
Major International Newspapers

NHK News

Online newspapers
This site contains an extensive list of newspapers from all over the world.

The Japan Times

Tokyo Metropolitan Television
News, sports, schedules, and more. Japanese font required.

TV Japan

wwiTV: World Wide Internet Television
A huge compilation of web broadcasted video and audio from around the world.

World Radio Network

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SEARCH ENGINE

Countries Search Engines

Country search engines and Regional Search Engines

CNN.com in Japanese

goo

Google Japan

Infoseek Japan

International Search Engines

International search engines and foreign search engines

Japanese Search Engine Listing

More search engines for Japan

Search Engines: International Search Engine Directory

Search Engine Colossus
International collection of Internet Search Engine organized by country.

Stanford JGuide - Japan > Search Engines

Yahoo! Japan

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STUDY & WRITING TIPS

Citations; MLA Guidelines

How To Study:Resources & Ideas
Tons of ideas and tips!

Learning Styles & Study Suggestions
This Study Resources Directory has topics on critical thinking skills, learning styles, managing time, motivation, self-discipline, study skills, classroom strategies, and writing.

Study Guides and Strategies
This website has several resources for preparing, learning, studying, classroom participation, tests, and time management

Time Management Assistance
This site helps you develop a schedule, plan ahead, and set priorities.

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VOCABULARY

Common japanese words and phrases
This site was built specifically to aid English students in the task of learning Japanese. Though it can be easily seen as a difficult language to master, this interactive site allows users to become familiar with several commonly-used words and phrases, along with pronunciation of the Katakana symbols. This is incredibly useful to a beginning student, especially if said student wishes to become a fluent Japanese speaker in the long run.

English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
JavaScript Interactive multiple-choice quizzes for studying Japanese and English vocabulary. ... English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes. Quizzes to Help You Learn and Review Vocabulary

David Hallgren's Japanese Page

Genki Vocabulary

Japanese Vocabulary and useful expressions
Basic Japanese vocabulary and useful expressions.

Japanese Vocabulary - UniLang Wiki

Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes (JavaScript)
Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes By Satoru Shinagawa ... Links to Other On-line Japanese Quizzes. Japanese-English Vocabulary Quizzes ...

Japanese Language - Wiktionary

Japanese Words
Japanese Words - Basic Japanese Words - Japanese Words for travel - Japanese Words helpful phrases

Japanese Words & Phrases

Japanese Words and Phrases

Japanese Word List

Japanese Word List - Shorinji Kempo
The tables below list some japanese words and phrases that you'll often hear during Shorinji Kempo practice, as well as words that make up names.

Nihongo o Narau - Learn Japanese
Welcome to the Vocabulary section of Nihongo o Narau. This section contains lists of Japanese vocabulary related to different topics

Survival Japanese | Vocabulary
Survival Japanese is for people who are interested in communicating in Japanese but have no knowledge of the language.

Takase Studios - List of Words in Japanese A

Wikibooks: Japanese Vocabulary
List of basic vocabulary words in common categories in kanji, kana, romaji, and English.

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