On this page, we have laid out some links to resources to check out in terms of helping you with your Japanese study. Check this page often as we will continue to update and really make this page one of the best resource pages for learning Japanese in the near future.
Japanese to English, English to Japanese Dictionary
- Star Dict Tool
Useful for getting information about kanji right away. Also a powerful translation tool.
- WWWJDIC Kanji Dictionary
Look up a kanji by radicals
Gives you definitions in Japanese – better tool for intermediate, advanced learners
- Hatena Keyword
Good alternate to Kotobank
- Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
The JLPT is the most widely recognized test for proficiency in the Japanese language by Japanese employers and colleges alike. Passing this test will definitely open doors for you. It’s also a great way to measure your own level of comprehension. Click the link for more info.
- Asahi Shinbun
Good site for the latest ongoings in Japan. (Link goes to English site, Japanese available)
- Mainichi Shinbun
Another News site for Japan News (also available in Japanese)
- Radio NHK
Good News Site for English/Japanese (also has some basic lessons there)
- Drama Wiki
For all your Drama needs (Comprehensive Guide)
Learn all about the newest J-Drama, or get up to speed with the classics on the Top 100 list (Vijay has seen 64/100 @_@)
Song Lyrics Sites
- Anime Song Lyrics
Good site that gives romaji and kanji lyrics for anime songs
Good for Jpop, jrock lyrics, requires Japanese input, site is all in Japanese
Also a great lyrics site, but you can also find guitar tabs & music sheets for songs you want to play.
Teach English in Japan
- The JET Program (US Only)
Official site for US citizens who want to go to Japan for 1 year and help teach English in schools. This program is a lot of fun I hear and I’m even personally considering trying it out for the next year!