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   Japanese Grammar and Drills    Quizzes for Japanese

   Writing Japanese    Kanji Sites    History of Japan    Japan Holidays

   Sites in Japanese    Websites in Japan    Games    Dictionaries and Translators

   Search Engines for Japanese    Fulbright Japan Memorial Fund    Japanese Culture Sites

   Food and Cuisine    Newspapers & Magazines    TOKYO    Travel in Japan

   Japanese Gardens    Additional Help Sites    H.S./ College/University Links

   Maps and Geography    Poetry and Literature    Japanese Art

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   Learn Japanese Online via Tutorials

   Translator Sites: English -> Japanese / Japanese -> English

   Japanese Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips

Japanese writing is made up of three different systems:
hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

Call on me please. I know the answer in Japanese.

  • 143 Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Japanese Classroom
    I know that they all work well as I used each of them for 35 years

  • - Senior Citizen Travel -
    See where we travel all over the world

    Jim Becker's Travel Websites

    Students learning Japanese
    It it your attitude, NOT your aptitude
    that determines your altitude

    "Your life is only as good as your mindset"

    February 4, 2022

    The homepage in 32 LANGUAGES

    g Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa


    Join the AATJ (Am. Assoc. of Teachers of Japanese) below

  • AATJ Right Here Now

  • Professor Polyglot

    I am here to teach you Japanese

    Only fools climb Fujiyama twice

    They dug up 80 Easy Japanese Words just for you
  • And here they are
    See how many you know already.
  • Of all the homes in Japan, 13.6% were vacant in 2018, thanks to a building boom that saw the construction of 950,000 new residences despite a shrinking population. A total of 8.46 million houses sit unoccupied. Source: Nikkei Asian Review.

    Travel To Tokyo - Top 10 Best Places
    If you are on a quick trip and do not wish to waste time on visiting places
    which are sometimes hyped by the travel books, here are the A-list of
    top 10 places that worth your quality time.
    1. Shibuya - Popular district among younger generations.
    2. Harajuku - Center of teenage fashion and cosplay culture.
    3. Shinjuku - District around Japan's busiest station.
    4. Ginza - Japan's premier shopping district.
    5. Asakusa -District with an atmosphere of old Tokyo.
    6. Odaiba - Futuristic architecture on a man-made island.
    7. Meiji Shrine - Dedicated to the deity of Emperor Meiji.
    8. Ueno Park - City park with multiple museums and a zoo.
    9. Rikugien - Beautiful Japanese style landscape garden.
    10. Sensoji Temple - Large temple in the Asakusa district.

  • What you need to know about learning Japanese

  • Top Japanese Magazines Online
    List of Japanese magazines online covering celebrity news, Movies, Film, Tv Shows, Music, fashion, style, Celebrities, entertainment, sports, men, women, sports, business, arts, health, computer, cooking, kids, teen, and more.

  • Purpose Games in Japanese
    Lots and lots of them to keep you busy.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Jim Breen's Japanese Page
    From Australia/ one of the MOST COMPREHENSIVE sites for Japanese

    Welcome to my Japanese Page. As many readers of this page will know, I have an on-going interest in Japan, its people and language.
  • Jim Breen's Japanese Page Updates

  • How to Learn a Language
    From Babelan Microblog

  • How to Speak Japanese
    This video has a brief overview of Japanese. Click on the Basic Japanese Phrases
  • Learn Japanese Greetings here with video
    PS. This is a good one. Well done with a good teacher
  • Pangeas Tribe
    Pangea's Tribe publishes travel, culture and language ebooks, produces iOS tutorials and provides English and cross-cultural communication training in Japan.

  • Learn Correct Japanese Gestures Here

    40 Awesome Interactive Japanese Websites
    Japanese art work is always inspiring and they show creativity in web designs too. Most of theJapanese websites are interactive, minimalist and flash based. By viewing Japanese websites you can easily understand their culture, tradition and art.

  • Japanese Livedoor
    It is said over three million Japanese use Livedoor blog site.Percent of global Internet users who visit livedoor.com is close to 1.2% daily. This search engine and information portal became famous primarily due to ex-CEO Takafumi Horie.

  • CosCom: Japanese On the Web
    CosCom Japanese Language School Tokyo Japan. Learn Japanese with various online materials. Japanese words, phrases, conversation, Hiragana Katakana and Kanji. We have also provided various reading materials on Japan. Building Up your Japanese language skill.
  • Learn Japanese: Tae Kim's Guide to Learning the Language
    Welcome to my site for learning Japanese! Here you will find a wealth of information that will help you learn Japanese free online.

  • NHK World
    Just select your language as NHK airs Japanese lessons for people of various languages on its international shortwave RADIO JAPAN service. On this site, you can listen to those lessons.

    "On the day of victory no one is tired"

  • Welcome to Nihongo o Narau
    This site is dedicated to teaching Japanese to speakers of English.
    A super site for vocabulary, grammar, writing, expressions and more.

    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • The Japanese language/Shigeru Miyagawa, MIT

  • How to learn Japanese from wikiHOW
  • Learn Japanese: Introduction to Japanese

  • Some of the best online Japanese language and culture resources
  • Basic Japanese Learning via BING
  • Speak Real Japanese

    Japanese Grammar & Drills

  • Linguianaut learn japanese
    If you want to learn Japanese, then this is the right website for you. We offer free Japanese (Nihongo) lessons online, from Phrases, Alphabet, Numbers, Adjectives, Names, Verbs, Vocabulary used in Japan.

  • The numbers between 1 and 20 in Japanese on YouTube
  • BBC - Languages -Japanese
    A "Do it all" site from the BBC/Very Rich!

  • Fluent Future/multiple Japanese language videos
    Fluentfuture is a community-based language exchange platform. You can learn languages for free
    A Webmaster Choice Site
  • Japanese picture dictionary (Romaji)
  • Japanese Language Resources
  • Japanese-on-line

  • Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks/One-stop site/Very Rich!
  • Japanese Flashcards
  • GOOGLE'S listing of exams for Japanese
  • Vocabulary, phrases, resources and more via YOU TUBE
  • Japanese Study Guide Listings and Dictionaries
  • Shane Sakata's Home Page on Japan

  • Multiple Japanese Sites
  • Middle School Net Sites
  • 100 Grammar and Useful Phrase Bits
  • Greetings in Japanese

  • More Japanese Words and Phrases
  • Charles Kelly's Online Japanese
  • Japanese Guide for Characters

    How many of these cities have you visited?
    Now close your eyes and name as many as you can.

  • Japan Talk / Language Exchange Site
  • Student Letter Exchange: Pen Pals Service

    The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea.

  • All about teaching English in Japan
  • Japanese Pronunciation Guide
  • Gender distinction in Japanese

  • Basic Japanese Online via Yahoo
  • A nice variety of Website Links for Japanese
  • ESL : Bilingual : Japanese English
  • Virtual Edo/Very Nice

    Quizzes for Japanese

  • Quizzes on Common Words in Japanese
  • English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
    Quizzes to Help You Learn and Review Vocabulary

  • 20 activities & drills from Quia
  • The Japanese language from Shambles
  • Pick the word that matches the English word
  • Drill the Kanji
  • A Quiz in Japanese
  • English-Japanese Vocab Quizzes
  • WorldWise Travel Quiz on Tokyo from National Geographic
    Writing Japanese
  • Lang-8 on You Tube
  • Calligraphy
  • Shodo: Calligraphy
    Kanji Sites
  • The Kanji Site
  • Japanese Writing System
  • Java Kanji Flashcards 500
  • Quiz on Commonly Used Words
  • Ji-chan's Kanji Flashcards
  • Kanji-A Guide

  • Japanese language learning tools on Web
  • The Kanji Project

  • Japanese Holidays
  • The Calendar of Events for 2013

    Sites in Japanese

  • rakuten.co.jp

  • mixi.jp
    Japan's native and most popular social networking site has easily maintained its lead over Facebook (ranked #31), despite Facebook's technical prowess. Facebook is a prime example of a company that waited too long to jump into the Japanese market and has struggled nightly against Mixi's position.
  • YAHOO Japan
  • CNN.com in Japanese
  • Manga A new addition to this site / check it out
  • Huffington Post on Japan NEWS

  • GOOGLE News all in Japaneses
  • Kyoto Shinbun in Japanese

    WebSites in Japan

  • The Most Popular Websites in Japan

  • Japanese web sites from Sapporo

    Learning Games to Play

  • Play games in Japanese via Yahoo
  • Google finds you lots of games here
  • Play Games in Japanese
    Numbers, Days, Vegetables, Colors, Animals and Vocabulary

  • Japanese Picture Dictionary/Fun!
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • WordReference Dictionary in Japanese
  • Denshi Jisho Online Japanese Dictionary
  • OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Multiple Japanese online dictionaries
  • Your Japanese Dictionaries
  • Japanese/English Dictionary
  • English to Japanese Dictionary

    Poetry & Literature

  • Japanese Literature Home Page
  • Japanese Literature
    Ritsurin Park below was once the summer retreat of the Matsudaira family. Work on the park began in the 1600s and took about 100 years to complete. Using the backdrop of adjacent Mount Shiun in a principle known as "borrowed landscaping," the 75-hectare (185-acre) park, Japan's largest, incorporates the mountain into its overall design. Your webmaster loved this park.

    Ritsurin Park - Takamatsu City
    My favorite Japanese Park - your webmaster
  • Ritsurin Park via YouTube
  • Japanese Garden Images

    How I get my car started on a cold morning in Nagano

    Miscellaneous Sites for Japanese

  • Japan Related Web Sites... lots of them

  • Jobs in Japan
  • ASIAN People Meet
  • Kyoto-I-Net

  • Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund
    Administrators and teachers of ALL subjects and of ALL levels, be sure to check into this educational opportunity. I was a participant on this wonderful three week trip to Japan with 200 educators on all levels of instruction. It was a highlight of my 35 year professional career.
    (Professor Jim Becker, your webmaster)
    N.B. See a FMF program specifics on the link above.

  • Teachology Sites for Japan
  • A Photo Guide to Japan/Very rich

  • Japanese language learning tools on Web

    Best Japanese Search Engines

  • Japanese Search Engine Listing
  • Japanese Search Desk/Rich!

  • Geography/Travel/News/Government and much much more
  • News and Photos of Japan/IKJELD/Rich site
  • Japan Travel Photo Guide
  • L. Caplan-Carbin's Japanese Links
  • Quick and Dirty Guide to Japanese

  • The news in Slow Japanese right here

  • The Japan Foundation
  • Japanese Children's Books
  • ABYZ News Links
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese


  • Japan Guide.Com
  • PhotoPass Japan / albums
  • Shinto Shrine Information
  • Japan Culture/Rich Site!

  • Japan Reference Sites including language
  • JapanPod 101
  • Japan Trip Report
  • jCiti News
  • Japan, My Japan / Super site for information

    HS, College & University Sites

  • Teach Yourself Japanese
  • Japan Information Network/Multi Web Site
  • More daily news from Japan from Yahoo
  • Japanese Festivals

  • The Nippon Foundation
  • Lonely Planet on Japan
  • A Guide to the Written Language
  • Japanese language learning tools on Web
  • Japan Reference... lots of help here
  • Japan Reference - A multi-website
  • Best Rated Links to Japan

    Know where we are here?

  • Web Sites for Japanese Art

  • Fuji Arts / Woodprints
  • TEMARI: a folk craft from ancient Japan
  • Sites relating to Oriental culture, language or arts and crafts
  • Japanese Arts and Crafts/ Very rich site

  • Japanese Ryokan Search
    "We learn very little from our successes,
    but an awful lot from our failures"

  • Japanese lang lrng tools
  • Japanese Customs and Traditions

    Japanese Gardens
  • Basic Information on Gardens

    Additional Sites
  • Nice list of Japanese sites/Sabotenweb

  • Learn Japanese Free
    A complete resource for learning Japanese online for free

  • Survival Japanese
  • Japanese OnLine w/Haverford Langauge Center/Lots of links

  • Come visit Tokyo
  • Another view of Tokyo
  • -->All About Tokyo
    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • -->All About Tokyo
    The Same Site Above Only IN JAPANESE
  • -->Tokyo sightseeing and attractions
    Tokyo Attractions, Facts and Things to Do

    With Jim's Homepage...
    Shrek can leap over Donkey in 33 languages
  • Jim's 33 Different Languages Homepage

    And with this super site we can learn many more.

  • NHK Japanese Lessons
  • Japanese On-Line Lessons
  • Wanna Learn Japanese Online?/Rich resource!
  • Learn Japanese Online
  • Charles Kelly's Japanese Language Study Materials
    These are free-to-use online materials that I have developed to help people learn Japanese. I am a long-term resident of Japan. I came to Japan when I was four years old.
  • Learn Japanese Online

    Japan drama noh masks

    Read some signs here

    I can sing "Kimigayo" in Japanese

  • Listen here to Kimigayo

  • God can see a black ant walk on a black
    stone in a black night.

    Learn Japanese on your own with these sites below

  • Easy Japanese
    This site intends to provide useful tools for people who wish to learn Japanese online for free. First, there is the interesting Fujisan Kana Quiz testing tool.

  • Japanese Tutorials via YouTube
  • Long Listing of Japanese Tutorials by WizIQ

    I am stirring up some new words in Japanese.

  • Learn all about the Noh-Theatre right here

  • Best Japanese Websites
    Note that Google rates this site at #2

  • 5 Terrific Websites to Help You Learn Japanese

  • Learn Japanese / Dozens of helpful links here

  • The World Heritage Sites in Japan

  • The Latest News from Japan, Lots of it.

  • The Wadaiko drum group Yamato, the drummers of Japan.
    If you have subwoofers, turn them up to the max and lean back.

  • Lonely Planet welcomes you to Japan
    Check out Top experiences in Japan

  • Japan Updates
    Into Japan: The Official Guide

  • Christian The Lion - Reunited - From "The View"
    Don't overlook this one. It's an animal love story with a great ending.

  • World Heritage Sites in Japan - lots of them

  • Eleven sites for learning Japanese on one link

  • Basic Japanese Language Vocabulary with Audio File
    Listen to Japanese Pronunciation

  • What Makes A Typical Japanese Garden

  • The Latest News from Japan. Catch up here.

  • The Shinkansen Bullet Train a video

  • Tokyo City Is Very Beautiful From The Air

  • View Okinawa From The Air

  • A tour of Narita International Airport

  • We visit Hokkaido in Japanese

  • The Top Japanese Songs Today

  • The Best New Japanese Movies

  • List of highest-grossing films in Japan

  • The Japanese National Anthem Lyrics

  • The National Anthem of Japan (Kimigayo)

  • List of best-selling singles in Japan

  • Dozens of shots of Japan

  • Japanese Noodle Recipes
    Noodles are much loved throughout Japan, especially Udon, my favorite

  • The University of Tokyo / An Introduction

  • 13 strange and beautiful Japanese islands you must visit

  • The EDO Period in Japan

  • Some Great Games to play while you are learning Japanese. Enjoy.

  • Evan's Easy Japanese Lessons

  • Japanese Made Easy via Google

    "Fear can make a donkey attack a lion"

  • Study Japanese Online

  • Basic Japanese Course
    A free online self-study program for learning the language.

  • Learn to introduce yourself in Japanese
    A YouTube Presentation

  • Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Japan

  • Best Sites for Learning Japanese

  • Word Hippo
    What's the word for HOUSE in Japanese? Input the word and Word Hippo will find it for you and in many other languages as well. A great new find.

  • Tokyo: A Video Vacation Guide

  • A Japanese Language Proficiency Test

  • Japanese Language and Culture
    A Self-Study Guide: Lots of great help here.

  • How to teach yourself Japanese
    A Beginner's Guide from FluentU.

  • The 16 Best Apps for Learning Japanese

  • How to flirt in Japanese

  • A Mini-Quiz on Japanese to test your present knowledge
    These online quizzes are based on the Japanese content in the Transparent Language's Languages of the World program.

  • A Guide To Japanese from the BBC: A Very Nice Site

  • A Fun Scrabble Word Finder in English

  • The Japanese Rule of 7

  • Japanese Version of El Condor Pasa
    The flute is a wonderful instrument and played by several beautiful ladies.

  • Homeless Boy Steals Talent Show
    What a wonderful story that may make you cry like me.

  • Useful materials and resources to study the Japanese language
    Translation tools, textbook notes, kanji, hiragana, katakana, listening, reading, vocabulary, pera pera penguin links, etc. Extremely rich site. jeb

  • 427 activities from Quia for learning Japanese
    You can even add to this account by submitting activities that you use in your classroom.

  • 15 Awesome Wix Websites from Japan
    The Japanese design culture is famous all over the world for being innovative and cutting-edge. From the traditional Japanese interior design to the Harajuku style - creativity, originality and attention to details seem to be common traits.

  • Listen and Learn Japanese Vocabulary
    This is a great new site. Written in Japanese too.

  • The Language Gulperc
    A neat NEW find with detailed descriptions of the main languages of the world in a clear, concise way. Its scope is not only living languages but also ancient ones of historical or cultural importance. So far, "The Language Gulper" includes 131 individual language pages, 40 about families and branches and 8 about linguistic areas. These two have an insatiable appetite for ancient and modern tongues. 2013 Alejandro Gutman and Beatriz Avanzati

  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Japanese vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND.

  • Explore Japan via beautiful photos
    You can even choose which parts of Japan you want to explore. It's an awesome site. Enjoy.

  • The 100 Most Important Japanese Words You Should Know
    These 100 words will get you through an untold number of situations, problems, and feelings, just by knowing these all-important words.

  • The Core 100 List Japanese Words
    Listen to the words in Japanese and English.

  • Learn Japanese Words and Phrases
    We carefully selected important vocabulary such as nouns, adjectives, verbs and numbers which are required to speak Japanese in various situations.

  • Lingo Hut
    Vocabulary building sites with sound for learning Japanese. This is an excellent site but short on amount of vocabulary builders. With sound.

  • Top 20 Japanese Sites
    Multiple search engines for Japanese and a Top 20 Japanese Directory.

  • Japanese Language Learning Software
    Compare several as well as read reviews and visit the site.

  • Volunteer in Japan
    Many opportunities for you to go to Japan as a volunteer.

  • 360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.

  • In front of Akakusa Station in Tokyo
    Another 360 scan.

    Kite Flying in Japan
    In Japan, the hobby of kite flying has risen to an art form. Kites, or "tako," were originally brought to Japan from China by Buddhist missionaries in 649-794 AD.

  • Tsukiji Fish Market Tuna Auctions and Carving
    See tuna auctions and how they carve and prepare the giant tuna at Japan's largest fish market in Tsukiji, Tokyo. See both frozen and fresh tuna.

  • Top tourist attractions in Japan for sightseeing
    Complete with lots of great photos.

  • Japan's Top 3
    The Top 3 in various categories such as mountains, sacred grounds, gardens, festivals and such. Great site.

    "We learn very little from our successes,
    but an awful lot from our failures"

  • Japanese blog hosting company
    A free and easy to use website creation and blog hosting company. Hovering somewhere between Big Daddy and Blogger FC2 has stealthy crept upward in the rankings beating out companies that have much better brand recognition to break the top 3.

  • Wikipedia's listing of Japanese websites

  • Nihongo Master
    Learn Japanese Online / Dictionary site attached. Easy to use lookup with detailed information to make your Japanese learning experience easy.

  • Kids Web Japan
    Several fun games to play on your computer.

    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Free Japanese Worksheets
    Plus Alphabets, Words, Phrases and Grammar from EZ School.

  • Japanese Phrases and Common Sentences
    This site contains a table including the following: Japanese phrases, expressions and words in Japanese, conversation and idioms, Japanese greetings and survival phrases or simply if you want to know what to say when chatting.

  • RomajiDesu English Japanese Dictionary and Converters
    Japanese dictionary look up. You may type in the word in Japanese, Hiragana, Romaji or English.

  • Japan's THREE Most Scenic Places (Nihon Sankei)

  • Common Japanese Phrases
    This is a ever-growing collection of common and useful Japanese phrases. They aim at beginners of Japanese studies and travelers to Japan. Each phrase includes the Japanese transcription and pronunciation.

    Take a Quiz on Japanese Culture

  • Japanese Culture Facts and Trivia
  • Japan Culture Quiz
  • Japan Fun Trivia
  • Quizmoz Culture Quiz and Facts on Japan
  • How well do you know Japanese culture?

  • Japan's THREE Most Scenic Places (Nihon Sankei)

  • Top 10 Most Popular Websites in Japan
    Japan's Top 10 Traffic Ranking
  • Top 10 Japanese Websites
    Ogilvy's Social Media team in Tokyo pulled together a list of some of Japan's top websites

  • Language Guide for Japanese
    This is one great site for building both vocabulary and grammar skills.
    Within each category, place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud.
  • Learn Japanese (Hiragana) -- improve your vocabulary with word games
    Choose the topic you are interested in. Our word games are fun and can teach you thousands of new words in Japanese.
  • Learn Japanese (Katakana)
    Same as above except in Katakana.

  • Japan Reference
    The largest Japan-related database (currently holding 8899 links).
    The Japan Portal is continually expanded and updated.

  • Web Japan
    A plethora of sites all dealing with Japan such as trends, kids web, video topics, a fact sheet, Japan links, Nipponia, regions and cities, a Virtual Museum and more.

  • Crosswords Puzzles with Japanese Hints\
    These may not be ALL the very best sites, but these are definitely some of the best.

  • A Select List of Japanese Language Study Sitesbr>By Charles Kelly who has written textbooks and maintain websites related to studying English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
  • Japanese Phrases for Travelers
  • Charles Kelly's Online Japanese Language Study Materials
    These are free-to-use online materials that I have developed to help people learn Japanese. I am a long-term resident of Japan. I came to Japan when I was four years old. This is a loaded site.
  • Why Study Japanese
    Studying Japanese means learning a language that is so different from English that it will make you rethink your most basic assumptions about the way language works.
    From the elegant world of the tenth-century Tale of Genji (the world's first novel written by a woman) to the postmodern dystopias of Murakami Haruki and Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese literature has something for everyone.
  • Simple Japanese Phrases
    This is a collection of easy Japanese phrases. Speaking Japanese shouldn't be too complicated even for beginners. Try these simple phrases whenever you have a chance. The more you practice, the better you get.

  • Free Japanese Quizzes
    New Japanese quizzes every day. 100% free, no strings attached. New Japanese quizzes are available every day at several skill levels, including lots of free JLPT quizzes. Great new addition.

  • Learn Japanese Phrases
    A listing by Ask Jeeves of many helpful websites.

  • GOOGLE Japan News in Japanese
  • Japanese for Smart People
    These pages will provide you with tried and tested methods to learn Japanese as efficiently and quickly as possible. No prior experience of learning Japanese is necessary. These links contain advice for both for those students in Japan and outside Japan.
  • BING Search Engine in Japanese
    >Much like GOOGLE or YAHOO.
  • Japan (Japanese) Business Directory and Japan (Japanese) Web Directory
    This web directory organized by category to browse list of Japan sites or add URL, submit site, suggest link. Also: Japan, Japan web directory, website directory of japan, Japanese business directory.
    A very helpful sites for a wide variety of categories about Japan.

  • Keio University
    Keio has a proud history as Japan's very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school's inception, the students of Keio have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders.
    The ten faculties cover a broad spectrum of academic fields, with each operating independently and offering a wide range of creative and unique educational and research activities.
  • Kids Web Japan
    Kids Web Japan provides fun content that helps children learn about Japan
    Japanese geography, history, language, education, sports, government, regions.

  • Yahoo Japan
    Highly popular site in Japan
    Enjoy your surfing here.
  • Peaceful Japanese Music
    Enjoy the calm.Sit back and relax.

  • A Super New FIND
    Quizlet Japanese Flashcard Sets
    Vocabulary drills and quizzes on many aspects of the language.
    A Webmaster Choice Site
  • Learn Japanese Adventure
    Would You Like to Learn Japanese and Master this Language?
    Many people say Japanese is a very difficult language to learn. It has not one but four sets of characters, hiragana, katakana, kanji and romaji to remember. I won't say it is easy, in fact it is always not easy to learn a new language.
  • Learn Japanese via YouTube
    5,940 results!
  • A Great Map of Interactive Japan
    A closeup view of all the various regions of Japan
    In addition, this map source will let you explore 7 million world places.
  • Cha Sun Chon et al. - "Our Kindergarten Teacher"
    Don't miss this entertaining group of youngsters playing the guitar in unison. It is AWESOME.

    English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
    Quizzes to Help You Learn and Review Vocabulary

  • Photoviews.org
    Hundreds of photos of cities and landscapes in the world pictures in Panoramio. A great addition to all language sites above. Choose the country then the specific areas or cities.

  • Japan Photography Club Photos

  • Bonsai Empire
    Most people started growing bonsai after having bought a tree in an (online) shop. Though this is without doubt a nice way to get started, it might be more interesting and less expensive to grow a tree yourself.

  • In-Depth Introduction to Bonsai
    The word Bonsai is a Japanese term that means "planting on a low pot"and while Chinese in origin, the Japanese have embedded the craft with so much of their own culture and aesthetic that it is only fair to call it their own.

    Kanojo wa shashin yori jissai no hou ga utsukushii
  • Hatsune Miku - The World Is Mine
    The sight of thousands of screaming fans waving glow sticks while the the holograph "performs" on stage is straight out of a science fiction novel. It's kinda long but fun. Be sure to enlarge your screen.

  • Hatsune Miku: Live Concert - Sweet Devil (English Subs)

  • Hatsune Miku: Live Concert - Cat food (English Subs)

  • Shake it! Hatsune Miku Live Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka

  • Welcome to Learning Chocolate
    Welcome to Learning Chocolate! This web site aims to help students to memorize vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games. Try our games and enjoy learning, like eating chocolate. Nice new site!
  • Welcome to Learning Chocolate but all in Japanese
    Read Japanese vocabulary words and see the words in Japanese. A great addition. Try it! | One of the best on this page.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • Maplandia for Japan from GOOGLE
    Japan Google Satellite map that maps Japan locations. Maplandia.com enables you to explore everywhere in Japan through detailed satellite imagery - fast and easy as never before.

  • Text to speech translator
    A powerful and fun site with sound and a variety of voices/TRY IT!
    "This may be one of my all-time favorite sites." Jim B your webmaster here.

  • MANY ADDITIONAL TRANSLATOR SITES HERE Tips for Learning Another Language
    From ie language / a great site

    "On the day of victory no one is tired"

  • Dozens of Japanese Language Lessons
  • Learn Japanese via You Tube
  • Japanese with You Tube

  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites
    Everything you need to make your trip special jeb

  • Alexa Top 100 Japanese Websites by ALEXA

  • Japanese Teaching Ideas
    A collection of resources and teaching ideas for Japanese teachers

  • The Japanese Page
    We'd like to help you learn Japanese starting from the very basics
  • Basic Japanese Lessons w/sound

  • 10 Free Japanese Lessons from L-CEPS
  • Japanese Pod 101
  • Free Online Japanese Language Lessons
  • Kanji Zone/Translate your name with our Japanese Name Translator
  • L-Lingo for Japanese
    Its free and it runs on your browser
  • Stay in a Japanese temple for lodging
    A real thrill to stay in one of these in Japan

  • Fact Monster on Japan/Rich!
  • Life and Business Help in Japan The current time in Tokyo

  • Web Japan Multiple Links/Rich!

    Japanese Culture

  • Delightful Japan - A video | turn down your sound
  • Japanese Symbols of Presence
  • More Drummers of Japan. Amazing | turn down your sound
  • Japan Fact Sheet on Geography, Economy, Education and more.
  • Japan Video Topics
    #33000Japan Video Topics offers a comprehensive view of Japanese culture, nature, science and technology, and tourism etc. You can enjoy streaming content.
  • Web-Japan Information / Rich Site
  • Language and Culture Network
  • Happy Jappy - Japan Travel Guide

  • Japanese Buddism

  • Learn All About Japanese Music
  • Japanese Songs for Children
  • Traditional Japanese Music
  • GOOGLE on Japanese Music
  • History of the Kimono
  • Kimono Hypertext
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    Japanese teacher hints, advice and tips

    Deru kui wa utareru

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Japanese Teacher Language Association (AATJ - (http://www.aatj.org) plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online Japanese resources that can be of great help to you and your Japanese students.

    Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own Japanese classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 78 now, but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it.

    Jim Becker: BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD-ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education).

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