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JA130 Japanese Culture: Self-Study Tools

Make Your Computer Japanese Capable

Christopher Bolton’s Japanese for Your Mac Aimed at students, teachers, and general users who want to read and write, etc., in Japanese. Includes information on activating Japanese support globally in Mac OS, as well as specific tasks and applications, such as e-mail, web browsing, dictionary software, etc.

Japanese Input on Windows XP Covers how to setup Japanese in Windows XP Pro, including handwritten kanji recognition and making Japanese the default language.

Installing and Typing Japanese on Vista / Windows 7 Visual guide describes how to set region and language options, add a Japanese keyboard, and type in Japanese.

Self-Study Tools

Japanese ( Tour guide Namiko Abe offers resources for learning Japanese that range from lessons and audio files to quizzes and a language blog.

Japanese Language Learning Resources Links to websites for learning Japanese. Categories include Kanji/Hiragana/Katakana, speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and vocabulary.

Japanese Online These simple, easy-to-use lessons show character sentences with their English transliteration for practicing pronunciation. Site also has audio files, vocabulary and grammar lessons, and practice drills.

The Japanese Page This user-friendly site offers lessons, audio ebooks with printed transcripts, quizzes, fun stuff, and community forums.

Learn Japanese A well-structured site that covers the bases for studying Japanese. Among the resources are down-loadable character charts, lessons and reviews (vocabulary, grammar, writing), and songs.

NHK World These Japanese lessons from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, which have audio files and pdf textbooks, can be downloaded onto MP3 players.

Nihongo E Na: Portal for Learning Japanese Collection of websites and online tools for learning Japanese. You can search for sites by area of interest, such as grammar, writing, reading, etc.

Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese This straight-forward guide focuses on Japanese grammar.

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