Language Links: Japanese

Department: Asian Languages and Civilizations

News and Media

Selection of links to Japanese websites for television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other media.



Search Engines

Travel and Study Abroad

Selection of links to Japanese airlines and train stations, main cities and study abroad programs.



Official Tourist Sites:

Study Abroad


Links to websites selling Japanese products (music, book, etc...)

Books and Music


Language Associations

Links to Japanese language associations.

Local Connections

Links to Japanese stores, restaurants, museums, etc, located in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area.


Human Japanese

Human Japanese

iPhone, iPad, Android (Light version free, $9.99 for full)

The goal of Human Japanese is not just to turn out students capable of repeating canned phrases, but to lay the foundation for real linguistic and cultural understanding.

Ikana Touch

Ikana touch

iPhone, iPad ($3.99)

If you are studying Japanese then you will need to learn the two phonetic scripts called hiragana and katakana. iKana touch will make learning these much easier and more fun than traditional methods!

Japanese Phrases

Japanese Phrases

iPhone, iPad (free, light), Android ($1.50)

Interesting and culturally relevant lessons that allows users to learn to speak Japanese naturally, perfect their pronunciation, and build their Japanese vocabulary.

Japanese 24/7

Japanese 24/7

iPhone, iPad (free, light)

24/7 Tutor Japanese provides a set of engaging, interactive study tools that help users really learn the language.

Kanji Flip

Kanji Flip

iPhone, iPad ($5.99)

Kanji Flip is a learning tool similar to flashcards, but with an intelligent progress tracking system that helps you learn faster.

Teaching Resources

Language Instruction
Kanji practice

Kanji Practice


This website provides access to over 300 kanji. For each one, the learner can look at a video clip illustrating the stroke order, audio clips and sample sentences.

Kanji Alive

Kanji Alive

University of Chicago

This website provides a serachable database fo 1235 kanji.

Culture & Society
Scrolls of the Mongol Invasion of Japan

Scrolls of the Mongol Invasion of Japan

Bowdoin College

Gives a side by side comparison of 4 versions of a scroll depicting the Mongol Invasion. It is an excellent illustration of the possible contribution of technology to art, history, and literature.

Japanese Text Initiative

Japanese Text Initiative

University of Virginia

This is a searchable database of texts sponsored by the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh. The goal is to make Japanese Classical Literature available. The texts can be used in class or as homework.

Traditional Japanese short stories

Traditional Japanese Short Stories

University of Oklahoma

This website presents 17 traditional Japanese short stories and their English translations. The texts can be used in class or as homework.

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