Online Resources - Japan

Waves craching against rocksLinks for Teaching about Japan

This is a collection of links which may be useful for educators gathering information and resources to teach about Japan, the Japanese language Japanese education system or Japanese culture. One can also find some information on the Japanese education system.


General Information

CIA - The World Fact Book: Japan
Japan: geography, people, government, economy, communications, etc.
Japan Information Network
A collection of links to news site, maps, and other sources of information on Japan
Universal Currency Converter
Convert U.S. dollars to Japanese yen, vice versa, or do other currency conversion                                                                                          

Library of Congress – Country Studies Excellent resource, with many links to articles and statistics.


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Teaching Japanese Language

Brush Stroke Rules
Learn to read and write Japanese
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Information of the language proficiency test devised by the Japan Foundation
Japanese WWW Guide
A collection of links to information about the Japanese language
The Japanese Language at Purdue
Purdue University's page on Japanese, including instructional software
Japanese-English Dictionary
Japanese Language Education for Elementary and Secondary Students
Lesson plans, curriculum, and contest
The Japanese Writing Tutor
This site helps students of Japanese practice their writing skills and to learn individual characters
Japanese Online
Online Japanese language & culture resource community
Written Japanese learning center and book referral service
Marjorie Chan's Word Lists & Glossaries/Dictionaries
For both Chinese and Japanese
Standards for Japanese Language Learning
Standards for Japanese Language Learning developed by The Japanese National Standards Task Force
Japan Travel & Living Guide
Guide to Japanese arts, food, history, language, politics, regions, sports, and transportation
Teach Yourself Japanese
Includes kana, numbers, greetings, basic grammar, vocabulary, actual conversation and other links
Excellent foreign language section where you can choose categories and then hear and see the vocabulary

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Teaching about Japan

Japan Information Network Includes:

Japan Business News     TV Stations of Japan           Environment of Japan     Japan Shop

Travel of Japan                Supreme Court of Japan    Government of Japan      Parliament of Japan

News of Japan                 Opinions of Japan               Towns of Japan                

Web Japan includes:

Kids Web Japan                   Trends in Japan                 Japan Fact Sheet              

Japan Video Topics             Japan Links                         Nipponia: Discovering Japan

Asian Educational Media Service
Media search tools, K-12 resource list, media lesson plans, etc
Education Planet - Japan Education
A K-12 Education web site that has links to help teachers, students and parents find quality educational resources
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Includes curriculum resources, web links, professional resources and topics
We are E-Pals
Contact and submit questions to a Japanese school
Japanese Culture & Daily Life
This digital version of "A Day in the Life" and "Japanese Culture Now" series, which focuses on familiar aspects of everyday Japanese culture
Stanford JGuide
Japan information resources
Tokyo Food Page
Recipes, specialty cuisnes, restaurant listings, etc.

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