A Japanese Language 「国語辞書」, English-Japanese 「英和辞書」 and Japanese-English 「和英辞書」 dictionary and Thesaurus 「類語辞書」. All in one place.
A Japanese<->English dictionary with kanji handwriting tool, stroke order animations, example sentences, custom vocabulary lists and memorization test memorization tests. One of very few easy to use dictionaries not based on Jim Breen's JMdict.
Denshi Jisho is an easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji and example sentences by searching in many ways. Based on EDICT. Mobile phones (including Japanese phones) interface.
Home of the JMdict and KANJIDIC files that Tangorin is based on. Dictionary with database to maintain the source files.
Get results instantly while typing.
Coherent dictionary with automated conjugation.
An online handwritten kanji recognition tool linking to WWWJDIC. Useful if you can't have Microsoft's IME Pad.
A Japanese Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionary.
A very simple Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionary based on EDICT.
Bidirectional dictionary with audio, kanji, example sentences and romaji to kana converter.
WaKan is a software for Windows. It features a character dictionary, a word dictionary, a text editor, a vocabulary management utility, many printing options (character flashcards, vocabulary lists, text including furigana), and a text translation tool. It will allow you to read real Japanese or Chinese text with minimum knowledge of characters and vocabulary.
Anki is a free spaced repetition Open Source system (SRS) for Windows, Mac, Debian/Ubuntu and Fedora. It helps you remember things by intelligently scheduling flashcards. Anki lets you study on your own computer, online, on your cell phone or other portable devices like an iPod touch or Zaurus. Other features include: synchronization across multiple computers, shared decks, flexible fact/card model that allows you to generate multiple views of information, fully supported audio and images.
Tagaini Jisho is a free, open-source Japanese dictionary and kanji lookup tool that is available for Windows, MacOS X and Linux. It allows you to quickly search for entries and mark those that you wish to study, along with tags and personal notes. It also let you train entries you are studying and follows your progression in remembering them. Finally, it makes it easy to review entries you did not remember by listing them on screen or printing them on a small booklet. Feature complete stroke order animations for more than 6000 kanji.
This site explains Japanese grammar in a systematic step-by-step process for those who want to learn Japanese grammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. The explanations are focused on how to make sense of the grammar not from English but from a Japanese point of view.
A wiki of Japanese Grammar.
A compendium of kanji, vocabulary, expressions and grammar required for the JLPT Level 4, 3 and 2.
A portal with lots of links to websites essential for a Japanese language student.
A comprehensive, illustrated dictionary with etymologies, pictographs & definitions in English.
Smart.fm uses intelligent software algorithms to assist users retain facts in memory and increase learning speed. Users can create, manage and share lists of facts to memorize; as well as learn a number of languages. Progress can be monitored with tests. The data is used to automatically plan a curriculum and learning strategy for the users.
A detailed list of articles showing simple patterns and describing the logical Japanese grammar.
A learning system with short audio podcast lessons.
Free-to-use online materials developed to help study Japanese. Japanese-English, Kanji and Kana Quizzes. Four character idioms, Japanese signs and flashcards for learning Kanji.
An illustrated list of various Japanese Language books for study, reference, amusement. Large cover scans, sample pages, introductory sections. Indexed by title, author, publisher, type.
Real-life content that Japanese people encounter every day, complete with native-checked explanations and cultural insight.
A comprehensive description of Japanese verb forms.
Learn kanji by writing characters stroke by stroke in a flash app.
Kanjilish is a Firefox add-on that allows you to practice Japanese kanji while you read English (or other languages). It helps you learn the meaning of kanji. What the program does is simple. It replaces the first letter of a word with a kanji of similar meaning. For example, the word read might appear as 読ead.
Paste some text or a web address and get an automatic translation. Get translations with a single click using this bookmarklet.
Fantastic tool that automatically translates any text, web page or document and then let's you work on that translation. See a video tour about Google Translator Toolkit.
Convert Kanji(漢字) and Websites to Romaji or Hiragana (with translation, too). A resource for studying Japanese and kanji, & improving vocabulary. With most nihongo, the translator has an accuracy rate of about 99.5%.
A popup Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary extension for Firefox. Just hover the mouse on top of a Japanese word to see its definition and detailed kanji view. Here's a flash video (9Mb) showing rikaichan's features.
Copy & paste some Japanese text and furigana will appear above all Kanji. Klick on one of them and you will see its translation.
A simple human translation service with three translation levels varying in quality and pricing.
Enter a web-address or paste some text then move the mouse over any Japanese word to see the reading and definition.
Similar do Rikai.
A collection of free Unicode 2-byte Japanese fonts with samples and direct download links. A variety of fonts including classic, hand-written, standard, brushed, outlined, etc. font types.
Gallery of different font types hosted on Japanese websites. With detailed download instructions.
A blog entry listing top Japanese Typography links.
A font with stroke order written onto every kanji.
A free service for tutors whereby students can find the nearest tutor to them who matches their requirements. (UK only).
Translation services with a powerful API for developers.
Japanese translation and localization services at great rates performed by qualified native translators.
NHK airs Japanese lessons for people of various languages on its international shortwave RADIO JAPAN service. On this site, you can listen to those lessons. 17 different languages.
A Japanese version of Project Gutenberg. Full books to download and read withour copyright.
A light and hearted guide to avoid misunderstandings while travelling. An innovative way to learn languages and pick up cultural tips.
Approximately 3,400 Japanese Four-Character Idiomatic Compounds 「四字熟語」 along with their English meanings. The words are arranged in the order of the kana syllabary.
A Japanese emoticon dictionary.
On hundred poems from the earliest extant collection of Japanese poetry — Man'yōshū (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) compiled by Kanji Haitani. Featuring brief explanations and literal translations in both modern Japanese and English.
A directory of free online audio broadcasts in Japanese.
Full text of Japanese poetry collection — Man'yoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) from the 7th century.
A list of questions and answers about the Japanese language which have often cropped up in the Usenet newsgroup sci.lang.japan
A YouTube channel with everyday Japanese lessons for beginners.