Japanese links

Pages of links--Gateways to Japan on the web:

Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks
Japan Information Network
Jim Breen's Japanese Page
Jim Becker's Japanese Page

Denshi Jisho, Japanese dictionary

Some Links for beginning Japanese Students: 
 

Learning Hiragana

Visit the following web sites to hear the sound of each hiragana symbol, view the stroke order, or take a quiz testing your knowledge of each hiragana symbol

MIT Japanese 1 Kana Study Material

Hiragana practice, Kimi Furuta (best viewed with Internet Explorer)

Japanese Writing Tutor

ChipChat Hiragana Drill

Teach Yourself Japanese
 

Learning Katakana

Visit the following web sites to hear the sound of each katakana symbol, view the stroke order, or take a quiz testing your knowledge of each katakana symbol
 

MIT Japanese 1 Kana Study Material

Japanese Writing Tutor

ChipChat Katakana Drill

Teach Yourself Japanese

Learning Kanji

Visit the following web site at MIT where the kanji are arranged in order of each lesson in Yookoso. When you click on a kanji, you'll see a movie of the kanji painted by a master calligrapher according to the proper stroke order, and also find other information.

Yookoso Book 1 and 2 Kanji Study Materials

Some background on Kanji, and creative sites:

Types of kanji

Kanji of the Seasons
 

Sites for Japanese Culture:

 

Holidays and festivals

Schauwecker's Guide to Japan: Holidays
Photo Japan
Holidays by month and season



Sites for Numeral Counters

 List of 500 Japanese Counters
Japanese Counters: pronunciation in combination


Web sites for Shinto and for Holidays:

Shinto Online Network Association
Shinto and Japanese New Religions


News sites:

Asahi sinbun
MBS Radio News (audio with Japanese text contents, updated 5 times a day)
Yomiuri News Stream (audio with Japanese text outline)
Nikkei CNBC News


Japan in Florida:

Consulate General of Japan in Miami
Morikami Gardens

More

Japanese dictionaries and translators::

Reading Tutor (copy and paste any Japanese text here to read it)
Rikai.com (click on Japanese-->English and follow instructions)
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Server
Jeffrey's Japanese- English dictionary

Other web sites for Japanese language and culture:     

Association of Teachers of Japanese (study abroad, etc.)                         
JP Net at MIT                     
East Asian Libraries Cooperative, Ohio State
Japanese at Georgia Tech
UF Libraries Japanese Collection