Japanese/Reader – Wikibooks: A collection of open content text books including texts for chidren, simple texts, and advanced texts.
日本昔ばなし - Old stories of Japan - Japanese folk tales in English and in Japanese.
Reading Tutor – Includes a “Dictionary Tool”: paste a Japanese text and click on one of the tool buttons to obtain definitions in Japanese or English or several other languages. There is also a “Level Checker Tool”: insert a Japanese text to determine the level of difficulty of the vocabulary or kanji
Daily Japanese Cooking – Bob & Angie – Japanese recipes and cooking tips for kids. There is also an English version of this Web site.
Hukumusume Doowa — various folk tales with sound files.
Dokkai Assistant — tool to help Japanese instructors create online reading materials.
Japanese proverbs – Wikiquote: A listing of proverbs in Japanese, in Romaji and literal translation.
Digital EHON Site — turns the folktales of various countries into a picture book and translates them into various languages (sound files available for Windows)
Aozora Bunko — online library of Japanese literature
Kiwi Musume's - Romaji and English Translations of thousands of J-Pop Songs from hundreds of artists.
MIT Japanese Language Program – Reading materials with audio files for beginning to intermediate level students. Choose the appropriate level, then go to “Study Materials”, and move on to “Readings”.
Kanji Furigana - Add furigana reading on kanji on any Japanese webpage.
Furiganizer - Simply copy and paste some Japanese text into the Furiganizer. Then press the Furiganize button. Furigana will appear above all Kanji. Klick on one of them and you will see its translation. Mark all the Kanji that you know already. The Furiga- nizer will remember and omit them in the future.
HSC Online – This Australian Web site offers reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises for senior high school students preparing for the certification exam. Exercises are organised under the following headings: personal world; daily life; leisure; future plans; travelling and living in Japan; cultural life; the world of work; current issues.
Learning Japanese through Kanji - a series of Japanese text for intermediate and advanced Japanese learners. Each page of text focuses on a single Kanji and describes such things like its origin, how its meanings have evolved, how it is used in modern Japanese, and contrasts with related Kanjis.
Beatrix Potter's Stories - Text & Pictures in Japanese:
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit in Japanese
- Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes in Japanese
- The Story of Miss Moppet in Japanese
- The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher in Japanese
- The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan in Japanese
- The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin in Japanese
- The Tale of Two Bad Mice in Japanese
Asahi Shinbun - The "Asahi" daily news online.
Mainichi Shinbun - The "Mainichi" daily news online.
Yomiuri Shinbun – The "Yomiuri" daily news online.
Kotowaza.org – Dutch - Japanese - English proverb dictionary.