Resources

Japanese garden

The following sites outside The University of Iowa are useful to students of Japanese language and culture:

Getting Started

University of Washington: Guide to Japanese Computing
Purdue University: Japanese Projects (Japanese e-mail and Japanese instructional software projects)
University of Virginia Library: Accessing Japanese Character Text on the Web (Various links to Japanese multimedia, text processing, e-mails, etc.)

Japanese search engines:

Online Japanese dictionaries:

University of Iowa Resources:

Japanese Language Resources

Nihongo Forum: Webchat place in Japanese
Japan Reference
MIT Japanese Materials
NHK World Easy Japanese
The Japan Foundation Los Angeles: Resources for language learners and for parents

Kanji:

Self Study:

Proficiency Tests:

Smartphone Apps

Japanese Studies Resources

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education, & Culture Exchange information
The Japan-United States Educational Commission (Fulbright program)
University of Texas at Austin: Japan home page
Duke University Library: Japanese Studies Resources
Council on East Asian Libraries
Japanese Text Initiative
University of Sheffield: Databases for East Asian Studies
Duke University Libraries:

 

Literature, Arts, and Culture

Washington State University Libraries
Duke University Libraries:

Cleveland State University: Traditional Japanese architecture
Begin Japanology
NHK World
NHK Cool Japan
Tofugu
Life Where I’m from

Japanese Media

朝日新聞
毎日新聞
読売新聞
中日新聞
西日本新聞
東京新聞
ジャパンタイムズ
Nikkei-X (weekly newspaper)
NHK日本テレビ
TBS
テレビ朝日
テレビ東京
A Guide to Japan's Journalism
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS): Radio news
NHK News Web Easy
ヨミダス歴史館 (via UI Library website)

Bookstores:

Travel, Work, Study Abroad in Japan

Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go (what to do before going to Japan)
Japanese Manners & Etiquette
Japan National Tourist Organization
NTT's Japanese Information
NTT's Goods and Services
Keiko Schneider's Bookmark

Travel:

Jobs:

Scholarships: *Note: You should never have to pay money to apply for a scholarship