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Infant Environmental Awareness Links:
Why monolingual Americans
are at a disadvantage in today's global economy/society:
BabelFish - translate a word or page from Japanese to English and most
- E-Kanji reading course
- Engrish.com site - Perhaps results
should be judged and not effort. Or, English as decoration, but not language.
- Jim Breen's WWWJDIC
Japanese Language - Info and name translations
- J-Translation Service
- Kimi Usami, K Square Corp. Tokyo, Japan.
- Japanese-Online - Free Japanese
Lessons on the Internet
Translation Service - Toshi
Ikagawa, University of Hawaii, Windward
- DSFY Kanji Translation
- Don't be an idiot and check what a symbol means before you have it tattooed
permanently on your body.
- Cortext Translation
- translation and web design services as well as Japan info.
Name Translator - put your name into katakana.
- Japanese Dictionary
- Kanji Dictionary
- Yes Japanese - Online Japanese
Chinese] - Online Chinese, if anyone's interested
- Kanji Networks Dictionary -
Look up a kanji character by stroke count, radical, or reading. Includes quizzes
and old pictographs (Howell & Morimoto).
- The Kanji Site
- Learn the Kana - Getting started
with the 2 basic Japanese character sets - Hiragana & Katakana - including
charts and pronounciation.
- Links to Dialect
Dictionaries by prefecture (Japanese characters)
- Hokkaido Dialect Dictionary (Japanese characters)
- Online Center for
Japanese Studies; The Yamasa Institute, Okazaki, Japan - An inexpensive
online Japanese course
- a way to get a jpg of Japanese
characters into text.
- Mangarama - Listen and learn Japanese by manga.
- Monash Nihongo FTP Site (FREE JWP wordprocessor - look for JWP131.RME
- Monash Japanese Viewing Page (Use this site to view Japanese without
downloading any other software)
- NJSTAR Word Processor and Internet Translator
RomajiDesu - A new set of dictionaries to get Romaji into Japanese.
Name in Japanese - Japanese Translator Service in the UK
- Your Name in Katakana
& Kanji - as well as information about Japanese Calligraphy
Art / Religion:
Music, Dance, and Theater
Arts and Literature
- Asahi Japan Collectibles (Kimono,
- Asian Collection Internet Auction
(all quality ukiyoe on auction)
- Good Orient - mainly
Chinese but also other items from the Orient
- Hanga Gallery ("new prints"
at fair prices)
- Ichiya Ikebana & Calligraphy Supplies
- J-Life International
- Futons, apparel, kotatsu, rice cookers, etc.
Tea Shop - Organic Tea and Matcha from Uji,
the place where it was first grown in Japan.
- Japan Woodworking Tools (those
great saws, etc.)
- Japan Poem - Send a message with
Japanese poetry, music, and graphics via email - looks nice!!
- Joyo96 - Books and
info about Japanese language and culture
- Kutani Pottery, from Kanazawa
- Nichibei Bussan - Silicon Valley
(Martial Arts, Home furnishings, tatami mats)
- Shinju Pearls (Fairfax, Virginias'
Ms. Ikeda's uncle owns an Ise pearl farm. Result: Mikimoto quality at half
- Shogun Gallery, Inc. Fine Japanese Woodblock
Prints, Ukiyo-e Art (print auction each week)
- Shoji Styles - Information on
the Japanese sliding doors.
- Tai Hei Shakuhachi (Japanese flute
- Utsuwa no Yakata - (Buy
Japanese dishes, lanterns, noren, and tatami lights in the US at these stores)
- Mapion - If you type
in the address in Japanese, it will find a map of that area of Japan.
- Diddlefinger - If
you know the address in English, it will find that area on the Japanese Google
- Alpslab - Another map site for Japan
that has a good locator on the right while you look on the left.
Click Region Below For Links
Click Region Above For Links
(Send interesting links for above to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chubu - Hokuriku
- Kinki Links:
Kyushu & South Links:
- Windows XP has built-in Chinese, Japanese,
and Korean IME that allow input in Word as well as Web. Open Regional Options in the Control Panel. Under the General tab select Language Settings to install the fonts and IME.
- An easy way to view Japanese Characters is to download
NJWIN 1.6 from the NJSTAR link or
the Monash Nihongo FTP site above. Once installed and running, select "Japanese Auto Detect"
from the place where the menu reads "Ansi / No CJK Support." This
will give you kanji, hiragana, and katakana viewing capabilities
- Use the Monash University site to view Japanese
at: http://www.dgs.monash.edu.au/~jwb/jviewer.html without loading any software.
Last Update: 04/16/2008