Let’s Learn Japanese!
These are resources I’ve found helpful when studying Japanese. You’ll find websites, blogs, applications, YouTube channels, textbooks, and more.
Online Reading Resources
This is a very useful website for reading online. You can use this for reading in several languages including Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more! It’s very easy to use: just enter the text or URL you want to read, press Full Text/GO, and hover your mouse over the word you want to read.
Rikaikun (Chrome Extension)
Rikaichan (Firefox Add-On)
Rikaikun/Rikaichan is similar to PopJisyo, but you don’t need to go to another website to use it. Simply turn on the extension and hover your mouse over the words you want to read. I use this a lot for reading email, blogs, and articles.
Typing in Japanese
12 Japanese IME Tips – NihonShock
Japanese Test 4 You
News Web Easy – NHK
Onomatopoeia and Sound Effects
SFX Dictionary – The Jaded Network
That Japanese Man Yuta
Taka-chan’s Page on Osaka! (For those who want to study the Osaka dialect)
Bilingirl Chika (Japanagos) (Her main channel is focused on English, but can also be used to study Japanese)
Learn Japanese from Zero!
Learn Japanese Beginners
The following materials are not free resources. If you are willing to spend money to study Japanese, I would highly recommend taking a look at these resources. I have used all of them and found them very helpful.
Textbooks and Workbooks
Beginner to Intermediate
Adventures in Japanese by Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Omizo
Genki by Eri Banno, Yutaka Ohno, Yoko Sakane, Chikako Shinagawa, and Kyoko Tokashiki (1, 2)
Workbook (1, 2)
Tobira by Mayumi Oka, Michio Tsutsui, Junko Kondo, Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, and Satoru Ishikawa (Textbook, Grammar, Kanji)
NihonShock Cheat Sheet
More resources will be added soon. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for websites and articles to add, leave a comment down below!