This is the links page. May the force be with you. If something is broken or if you want to suggest a site, email me.
sites require that your browser has Japanese language capability, your browser
should notify you)
- The Asahi Shimbun
- Mainichi Daily News
- The Daily Yomiuri
- The Japan Times
- Metropolis (Formerly Tokyo Classified)
- Kyodo News Agency
- Japan Today
- News on Japan
- Introduction to Japanese Language for Nihongo Learning with Speech
- Yomiuri Shimbun ParaParaPenguin Japanese Lessons (requires Adobe Acrobat w/Asian Font Pack)
- Hiragana Times
- Excite Japan - Web-based Japanese Translation (can be a bit wierd sometimes, but helps)
- The Japanese Tutor
- Japanese Language - Home Page
- yubi kiri - learn to sing a cute song about cutting off your finger if you break a promise
- Japanese Language How to Wow! Fun Stuff extras
- The Kanji Clinic - A web version of an article that appears in The Japan Times GREAT SITE!
- NutHatch - a site with kanji flashcards
- eVisa.com - the Japanese section for learning katakana, hiragana, and kanji
- NEW!!! The Japan Page - Tons of helpful Japanese phrases found in a review of the book "A Handbook of Common Japanese Phrases"
- www.nihongoresources.com - one of the best Japanese-English dictionaries on the net! Includes kanji lookup, Japanese names, onomotopeia, wierd facts, and an intro into Kansai-ben and Osaka-ben!
- Japanese Information
- Your Complete Guide To Life In Japan!
- Tokyo Classified - Weekly online city guide Free forever!!!
- Yahoo! Regional Countries Japan Country Guides
- Japan Window - NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories' Guide to Japan Information Resources
- KIDS WEB JAPAN
- Americans in Japan - Japanese and American Information and Resources for English Living in Japan
- News On Japan - Resources On Japan - Lifestyle Life In Japan
- CYBERJAPAN WEBSITE
- Explore Japan
- The Real Japan. Figure it out - Stories from a girl who lived in Japan for a little while and loved it. She'll be back.
- Quirky Japan - strange things about Japan and cool places to visit (Read the SAQ; you'll see.)
- Japanese Pizza - wonder what they put on pizza in Japan? (I'll put up my local menu soon too)
- Gate 39.com - All sorts of goodies about life in Japan
- Engrish.com - Perhaps Japan doesn't need proper English instruction.. "Let's Proper Grammar!" funny funny funny
- Japan information and statistics
to do in Tokyo
- METROPOLIS (Tokyo Classified)- Weekly online city guide Free forever!!! - a cool site
- Tokyo Q - A weekly city guide - a really cool site, complete with great info about Tokyo life including event listing
- Picturesque Tôkyô districts
- Planet Tokyo - A Traveler's Guide to Japan
- Tokyo Glutton - Information about All-You-Can-Eat restaurants in Tokyo
- Hotel New Koyo - Super-cheap but decent accomodations in Tokyo. Book ahead, sometimes a long wait!
- Anime Web Turnpike - go here for all your anime needs! Links that will take you years to explore!!
- Anime Nation Online Anime Store
- Anime Pitstop!
- The Hayao MIYAZAKI Web - need I say more? From the guy who brought you Hotaru no Haka, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke
- Absolutely Ranma 1/2 Anime Page - I have to admit it... I love Ranma 1/2
- The Ranma 1_2 Gallery_ Introduction - see?
- TokyoPop - A website devoted to anime and J-Pop culture with an online store
- Seattle Consul General - (you might have to hit the reload button, it doesn't always work the first time)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Heh..
- Monbusho (Ministry of Education and blah blah blah)
- Japaninfo.Org JET FAQ
- Jet Program Support Site - A nice bit of extra info from Yamasa
- JET Program - The JET Programme home at the Seattle Consul General
- JET Program Application
- Welcome to CLAIR - Info from the contracting organization involved in JET placement
- JET Programme
- Unofficial JET WebRing - Links to other JET sites
- JETAA - The JET Alumni Association Official Website
Other JET sites
- The JET Files - Another view into the life of a JET, but now he's gone.
- Sendai JET Website - A nice site put together by the JETs in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
- AJET - The official AJET website
- Lloyds money transfer - Need to send money home from Japan? Some people like this option.. I just use the post office.
- The Adventures of Tara-chan - Tara-chan and Mr. Peepers will introduce you to Miyagi Prefecture
- Jetanuki - all about Dave's inaka (rural) life in northern Fukushima: the Alabama of Japan
- The Lupester - Lupin (not his real name) shares his experiences of life in Japan
- JET-Tales - stories from rural Japan from a JET in Kyoto Prefecture
- JET-Sam - there's a little bit of truth in everything.. hear it first, only on JET-Sam.
Teaching English in Japan
- Eigotown BBS
- English Teachers and Teaching English in Japan
- Lets Japan! - Mostly a site for people who hate being eikawa teachers.. informative but the bbs is somtimes whiny..
- Genki English - A great site for elementary school english teachers
- BigDaikon - A site about life in Japan on the JET Program.. a good place to ask questions
- St.Victus Online - the story of one man, and his quest to teach Junior High Kids in Kazo, Japan
- The Onion - The best news on the planet.
- Heavy.com - Crude humor to pass the time
- TheSpark.com - A fun site with quite a few funny tests for you to take.. My personality test makes me a JUDGE.
- ¦ Maniackers Design Web Site - mks.jp.org ¦ - Super-cool Japanese fonts in Katakana, Hiragana, and Romaji
- Shoutcast - Online streaming music site... from 56k to 128k.. best used with Winamp and good visuals
- Sushi Fortune-Teller - Have your fortune read by selecting from a variety of sushi
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