Tutorials & Courses
A Japanese Guide to Japanese Grammar - Lots and lots of grammar information.
Japanese Pod 101 - 100's of Japanese podcast lessons for beginners, lower intermediate, and intermediate learners. Free registration is required, there are more resources available for a fee.
J-Online - A language and culture resource community. Lots of free resources for learning Japanese.
Let's learn Japanese - Entertaining videos on YouTube that teach Japanese.
- A new website that offers Japanese lessons. 101 lessons are currently
available. Each lessons has accompanying audio. This is a great
resource. Free registration is required.
NHK World Japanese Lessons - Lessons with audio from KHK World.
Pera Pera Penguin - Printable lessons/review sheets on different area of Japanese grammar/conversation/vocab etc. In PDF format.
Teach Yourself Japanese - A very detailed introduction to Japanese. Lots of good information.
Interesting Reading Practice
Bauddha - This great site offers parallel texts in Japanese and English. A very useful resource.
Children's Library - Currently offers 8 children's books in Japanese that can be read online.
Google News - One of the best online resources for news in Japanese.
Japanese Bible - The entire Bible available in Japanese.
Mainichi Shimbun - Online news in Japanese.
Project Gutenberg - A few online books freely available.
Yomiuri Shimbun - Online news in Japanese.
Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Japanese. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.
Things To Listen To
China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China. An interesting resource from a different perspective.
Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings. A great resource.
Japanese Classical Literature at Bedtime - Lots of audio available.
Japanese Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in Japanese.
Koetaba - Several Japanese audio books available for download in .ram format.
Kokorojin - This site offers several audio books, including "The Little Prince".
Logos Children's Library
- A handful of children's stories with accompanying
audio files. This is a wonderful way to improve your listening and
Radio Japan - Radio Japan provides daily news in Japanese. An interesting way to practice your Japanese.
SBS Radio - Offers short audio files covering various subjects.
Other Japanese Resources
Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.
Japanese For The Western Brain - A well done site that explains Japanese in a different way. They also have some travel stories.
Japanese Vocabulary Guide - This is a great vocabulary guide. Simply move your cursor over the word or picture to instantly hear it pronounced.
Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.
Peanuts Comics - A Japanese website dedicated to the Peanuts comic strip. The comics are in English, but a Japanese translation is given underneath each comic.