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A list of some resources for learners of Japanese

Postby nandemoii » May 27th, 2010 1:49 am

http://www.japanesepod101.com/forum/vie ... 9505#29505


I will be updating the list from time to time if/when I find something useful.
Contributions are more than welcome. (Ghosts of the Cyberspace, unite!)
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LESSONS and HANDBOOKS
http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/vjg/vjghomepage/vjghome.htm
https://www.erin.ne.jp/jp/
http://www.coscom.co.jp/j-index.html
http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html
http://www.colby.edu/personal/t/tkprind ... Index.html
http://jplang.tufs.ac.jp/en/ka/1/1.html
http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/english/m ... index.html
http://www.japanesepod101.com/
http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~heha/j/ ... /Index.htm
http://www.japanese-nihongo.com/lesson/index.html
http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/EN/index.htm
http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/english/m ... index.html
Essential Japanese Verbs by Setsu Migita, Yasushi Yoshimura
http://uz-translations.net/?category=ja ... nese_verbs
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1630496
http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
http://www.ajalt.org/rwj/
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic-j/home-e.html
Japanese Core Sentences 6000 (search Our Mother the Internet, it should be here: http://smart.fm )
http://www.griffith.edu.au/school/lal/j ... frame.html
http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/colle ... Index.html
http://www.teachyourselfjapanese.co.cc/
http://buna.arts.yorku.ca/japanese/eljp/ejlecnotes.html

http://uz-translations.net/?category=japanese
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=1270
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=525
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=2057
http://www.verycd.com/
http://www.infanata.com/tags/%DF%EF%EE%ED%E8%FF/
http://forum.vostokopedia.ru/
http://nihongo-dekimasu.blogspot.com/
franklang.ru
http://www.franklang.ru/index.php?optio ... Itemid=120

http://www.thespectrum.net/features/mangajin/
Pera Pera Penguin
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/columns/0002/

National Education Radio (Taiwan)
http://realner.ner.gov.tw/english/list. ... r=Japanese



FAIRY TALES - audio + script (2GB mp3 and growing)
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/0nen/0_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/1nen/1_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/2nen/2_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/3nen/3_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/4nen/4_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/5nen/5_sougou.htm
http://hukumusume.com/douwa/0_6/6nen/6_sougou.htm
http://hinatabokko39.blog111.fc2.com/
http://sen1.seesaa.net/
http://www.voiceblog.jp/umk/
http://macharin.seesaa.net/

http://www.e-hon.jp/index2.htm
http://www.e-hon.jp/voice/indexv.htm


AUDIO + SCRIPT + ENGLISH
http://www.scola.org/Scola/Default.aspx
http://gloss.dliflc.edu/

Hiragana Times
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2438394
http://smart.fm/landing/Hiragana
http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/RESERVE81 (Hiragana Times)

http://www.e-hon.jp/voice/indexv.htm


AUDIO + SCRIPT
http://www.njuku.com/
http://www.voiceblog.jp/japaneselistening/
http://www.env.kitakyu-u.ac.jp/corpus/texts/index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
JAPANESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUBJECTS
http://www.nhk.or.jp/school/bangumi.html
Cultural Interviews with Japanese-Speaking Executives
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/orkelm/japan/index.html

Poetry
http://ko-suke.cocolog-nifty.com/podcas ... index.html
http://tomato33.seesaa.net/article/142084474.html

http://jounetsu.cocolog-nifty.com/plusp/archives.html

http://www.quartet4.net/?page_id=2704 (lyrics J Eng)



TV NEWS + SCRIPTS
http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ann/news/web/index.html

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ (FNN TBS NNN)
(right-click 300k, save news.asx, drag to notepad, copy the mms://)

http://fnn.fujitv.co.jp/index.html
http://news.tbs.co.jp/
http://www.news24.jp/



PARALLEL TEXTS
siomotteikiru 死を思って生きる, atamagaii頭が好い, aYa (綾 or 彩) turaisiawase辛い幸せ (the biggest resource I'm aware of, for friends only)
http://mastarpj.nict.go.jp/~mutiyama/al ... -pages.htm
http://www.bauddha.net/
http://www.bilingual-texts.com/library/japanese/
Old Stories of Japan:
http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand-Gaien/7211/
Sherlock Holmes
http://www.freeenglish.jp/holmes/
JW
http://www.watchtower.org/e/publications/index.htm
Sheetz:
http://forum.koohii.com/viewtopic.php?id=804
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... PN=1&TPN=1



PRONUNCIATION:
http://www.nhk.or.jp/strl/open2002/tenj ... index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_phonology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_pitch_accent
http://sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/sp/lesson/j/doc/accent.html
http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/english/m ... 01-01.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://www.japanesepod101.com (line-by-line audio)
Dictionary with audio:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... dic.cgi?1C
http://www.saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html
http://www.japanesepod101.com/ (line-by-line audio)
http://akusento.narod.ru/akusento.htm
http://accent.u-biq.org/english.html

Charles Inouye - Pronounce It Perfectly in Japanese

In Polish:
Romuald Huszcza, Maho Ikushima, Jan Majewski - Gramatyka japońska tom I
(The best description of Japanese pronunciation.)

Get Japanese Pronunciation Right
http://ideogramme.ca/japan/article/14/g ... tion-right

Unicode Playlists



GRAMMAR:
http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/vjg/vjghomepage/vjghome.htm  (A really excellent introduction! Recorded!)
http://www.colby.edu/personal/t/tkprind ... Index.html (particles)
Essential Japanese Verbs by Setsu Migita, Yasushi Yoshimura:
http://uz-translations.net/?category=ja ... nese_verbs
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1630496
http://www.japanesepod101.com/ (Grammar Bank, I'm told some audio links are dead)
Keigo
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html
http://www.voiceblog.jp/onomatopets/
Tae Kim
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar
http://grammar.nihongoresources.com/doku.php
http://www.geocities.jp/niwasaburoo/index.html
http://www.jgram.org/pages/viewList.php



VOCABULARY and SENTENCES
http://smart.fm/series
http://forum.koohii.com/viewforum.php?id=5&p=2
http://ichi2.net/anki/
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... dic.cgi?9T






AUDIOBOOKS
Listening-Reading system (how to learn: audiobooks + parallel texts - the beauty is in the ear of the beholder)
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... 6366&PN=12
L-R roundup thread
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... 21098&PN=1

あのときの王子くん Ano toki no ouji-kun (Le petit prince):
http://o-musbee.jp/sound/ojikun01.mp3
http://o-musbee.jp/sound/ojikun02.mp3
http://o-musbee.jp/sound/ojikun03.mp3

不思議の国のアリス Fusigi no kuni no Arisu (Alice in Wonderland):
http://www.awatalk.com/roudoku/doc/alice-0.mp3
up to:
http://www.awatalk.com/roudoku/doc/alice-45.mp3
parallel e-texts
http://www.bilingual-texts.com/library/japanese/


JW multilingual
http://www.jw.org/
http://www.watchtower.org/e/publications/index.htm
Excellent for beginners:
わたしの聖書物語の本
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/my_J.mp3.zip
偉大な教え手から学ぶ
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/lr_J.mp3.zip
Watchtower Library
http://isohunt.com/

Audio Bible Ambassador
http://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/amba ... e-download



Good professional recordings:
The matching texts to be found here:
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/

太宰治 Dazai Osamu
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/index_pages/person35.html
「きりぎりす」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_02.wma

「佐渡」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_03.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_04.wma

「富嶽百景」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_03.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_04.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_05.wma

「葉桜と魔笛」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_02.wma

「ヴィヨンの妻」第1章 を更新いたしました。
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_03.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_04.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_05.wma

「走れメロス」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_02.wma

太宰治「斜陽」 Dazai Osamu -syayou
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_01.wma
up to
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_20.wma


夏目漱石「道草」 Natsume Souseki - mitikusa
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_01.wma
up to
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_47.wma


芥川龍之介 Akutagawa Ryuunosuke:
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/index_pages/person879.html
鼻 Hana
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 003_02.wma

「或る日の大石内蔵助」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 012_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 012_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 012_03.wma

芥川龍之介「忠義」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 015_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 015_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 015_03.wma

芥川龍之介「好色」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 016_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 016_02.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 016_03.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 016_04.wma

芥川龍之介「お富の貞操」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 017_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 017_02.wma

芥川龍之介「枯野抄」
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 018_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 018_02.wma


森 鴎外 Mori Ougai
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/index_pages/person129.html
高瀬舟 Takasebune
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 001_02.wma

最後の一句
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_01.wma
mms://210.175.5.226/stream/kotobanomori ... 002_02.wma


http://www.voiceblog.jp/kotoba/
http://www.ohanashipod.jp/podcast/watanabe/
http://mioradi.seesaa.net/

http://www.voiceblog.jp/kuni-p-221b/
http://kuni-p.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2008/02/index.html

http://fantajikan.tea-nifty.com/blog/
http://portal.podcastjuice.jp/dirretrie ... g_id=12501


http://saranai.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/
http://epuron-rodoku.seesaa.net/

http://www.voiceblog.jp/junkoropin/?il=10&io=0

http://www.voiceblog.jp/hajime1/ Akutagawa Ryuunosuke
http://portal.podcastjuice.jp/dirretrie ... listtart=0




NHK
Japanese school subjects with NHK videos:
http://www.nhk.or.jp/school/
Elementary school:
http://www.nhk.or.jp/school/bangumi.html
http://www.nhk.or.jp/10min/joho/ja/frame.html
High school:
http://www.nhk.or.jp/kokokoza/
http://www.nhk.or.jp/kokokoza/sitemap.html

NHK radio news
http://www.nhk.or.jp/r-news/


KANJI
Len Walsh
http://www.franklang.ru/download/2002_L ... Today.djvu
Jim Breen:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... dic.cgi?9T
http://www.saiga-jp.com/kanji_dictionary.html
2001 Kanji Odyssey
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1053066
Kanji alive
http://kanjialive.uchicago.edu/index.htm
http://zkanji.sourceforge.net/
Wakan
http://wakan.manga.cz/?page=download&lang=en
http://www.kanjinetworks.com/
http://nihongo.j-talk.com/kanji/
Kiki's Kanji Dictionary
http://www.nuthatch.com/kanji/
animated kanji:
http://gahoh.marinebat.com/
http://www.ajalt.org/kanmana/
http://www.kanjiclinic.com/
Jack Halpern (SKIP)
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2456525
http://dict.risukun.com/
Hiragana megane (adds furigana):
http://www.hiragana.jp/reading/
http://addruby.com/
Kanji stroke order fonts
http://sites.google.com/site/nihilistorguk/
Unicode playlists


ON-LINE DICTIONARIES
Jim Breen, audio files, entries that are suppoesed to be recorded have a blue 'play button' in front, but for some annoying reason not all of them have audio (some audio links are just Peter Galante saying, "The audio for this clip is currently not available. It will be recorded and uploaded shortly. Thank you for your patience."
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/c ... wwwjdic?9T
http://www.alc.co.jp/
http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/
http://www.jisho.org/
http://www.sanseido.net/


ON-LINE LIBRARY
青空文庫 Aozora Bunko:
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/ http://nihongo-e-na.com/eng/site/id101.html
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/jti.sites.html
http://www13.ocn.ne.jp/~k-net/
http://homepage3.nifty.com/coderachi/holms/hlms.html
http://greylib.align.ru/?category=japanese
http://f59.aaa.livedoor.jp/~walkinon/saki_top.html
ranobe etc:
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=2057


PODCASTS
The Podcast Thread - Podcasts listed by genre:
http://forum.koohii.com/viewtopic.php?i ... action=new
http://homepage2.nifty.com/to-saga/roudoku2.htm
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/kotoba/tomo/yomi.htm
http://www.podcastjuice.jp/
http://www.voiceblog.jp/




MOVIES
http://www.asiatorrents.com/torrents.ph ... &options=0
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents ... ype=&sort=
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/subtitles.php#Japanese
http://www.foriegnmoviesddl.com/search/label/Japanese

Anime scripts:
http://www.geocities.jp/ohmu2rko/
http://saikado.web.fc2.com/ikuma_saki_g ... _menu.html
http://japanezy.co.uk/anime.aspx
http://www.downloadsanime.com/
http://dramanote.seesaa.net/

KeyHoleTV
http://xorsyst.com/japan/watch-japanese-tv-online/


NEWSPAPERS
http://news.kids.yahoo.co.jp/
http://www.nhk.or.jp/kdns/hatena/hatena.html
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/
http://komachi.yomiuri.co.jp/
http://mainichi.jp/
http://www.asahi.com/
http://www.asahi.com/english/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/


ABOUT JAPAN
Key Aspects of Japan:
http://www.japanlink.co.jp/ka/home.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_Japan
http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic ... index.html


PLENTY OF LINKS
(recent, decent, and updated frequently)
http://nihongo-e-na.com/eng/


SOME TOOLS
HiDownload (to download mms files, etc)
Orbit Downloader
Free RapidDownloader
Temporary Internet Files (Internet Explorer)
Unicode playlists
wList
http://www.sharktime.com/pl_wList.html
http://www.download3k.com/Press-SharkTi ... t-2.1.html
wReplace
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/conquer-th ... -wreplace/
mp3Trim.exe (to cut the beginning and/or the end of mp3 files)
FLV Editor Pro (to trim, edit, convert .flv files)

A piece of advice:
use as many web browsers as possible
if you find something useful, download it immediately, it won't be there tomorrow. I have plenty of really good stuff that is no longer available on-line.



SOME LANGUAGE LEARNING TECHNIQUES I DON'T BELIEVE IN
(in general, I don't believe in brute force learning)
Heisig
10 000 sentences
shadowing (as described by ProfA)
Language learning logs
Oshiete-kun
SRS
Mumble Thomas
Pimpsleur
Stoned Rosetta


SOME LANGUAGE LEARNING TECHNIQUES I FIND USEFUL:
Love
Thinking
Unicode playlists
Friendly cyberspace ghosts (You want to have a friend? Be a friend.)
Multi-lingual 'listening-reading' system (how to learn: audiobooks + parallel texts - the beauty is in the ear of the beholder)
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... 6366&PN=12
L-R roundup thread
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... 21098&PN=1



MULTILINGUAL
List of resource lists:
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/fo ... PN=1&TPN=1
http://skepdic.com/
http://www.jw.org/
http://watchtowerlibrary.blogspot.com/2 ... chive.html
http://isohunt.com/torrents/?ihq=Watchtower+Library
http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/r ... 6lang.html
http://www.voanews.com/
http://www.project-syndicate.org/
http://www.andersenstories.com/
http://www.grimmstories.com/
http://www.franklang.ru/
http://uz-translations.net/
http://ska4ka.com/
http://greylib.align.ru/index.php
http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/EN/index.htm
http://www.scola.org/Scola/Default.aspx
http://gloss.dliflc.edu/search.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.bilingual-texts.com/library/
http://www.podcastdirectory.com/language/
http://www.e-hon.jp/index2.htm





HOMMAGE to:
Jim Breen, Volte, sheetz, Thao Ho, MarcoDiAngelo, Amaterasu, Bertrand Russell, Tora-san, and Zatouiti.
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Postby Jessi » May 27th, 2010 9:31 am

Excellent list of resources! :shock: Thank you :!:
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Thanks!

Postby tokidoki77 » May 27th, 2010 12:39 pm

I really appreciate that you compiled this list of resources. I especially liked to get the link for the audio version of Jim Breen's dictionary. Thank you. :)


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