Library shelfmark: JA
Oxford University Japan Society
page offers you also a section of multimedia language links and the
page offers you the latest news. There are also
extended electronic resources
available at Oxford.
Below are the links to the external websites. Language Centre takes no responsibility for the content of these websites.
Notes on Japanese characters
To use Japanese language servers in Windows, Japanese Windows is required with
global IME. For Macintosh, the language kits are now included on the system CD-ROM disc starting with OS 9. Alternatively
could be used.
Also available is
shodouka, by Ka-Ping Yee (University of Waterloo): at this site you can type a Japanese URL, and shodouka generates gif images of the Japanese characters on screen, in place of the Japanese text. This means you do not require Japanese windows or Language Kit. Caution: we have found that, on occasion, using this method may cause machines problems which require re-starting or re-booting.
- Aozora Bunko the Japanese equivalent of Project Gutenberg with a lot of books to read online
- Aussie educator contains several links to learning Japanese online at different levels.
- Cooori free account provides full access to the quiz library
- Kana101 created by an Oxford University student
- Kanji Alive
is an interactive tool designed to help beginning and intermediate students learn, read, and write kanji; includes a simple dictionary of kanji etymology. The website is in English or Japanese.
- Nihongo Master free courses from beginners to intermediate
Nihongo Narau/Learn Japanese
Aimed at English-speaking students of Japanese with updates for more advanced users. Includes: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year Kanji charts, hiragana and katakana writing practice pages, vocabulary sections, grammar sections related to various lessons and periodic grammar reviews.
- Nihongo Day by Day a blog made by Minako Okamoto, a Japanese Tutor in Tokyo. There is also an English version available
Japanese Text initiative
"A collaborative effort to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web" from the University of Virginia.
over 30,000 e-books from the Meiji period.