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Japan Web Resources

The World Wide Web contains many sites giving informaion about Japan and listing links to general resources about Japan available in the internet.

News Sites:
Daily Yomiyuri
Mainichi Daily News
The Japan Times
Asian Times Online
Business Insight Japan
New Shukan ST

Published by the Japan Times, this news site is designed as a tool for English teachers and those learning Japanese because of its bilingual articles. Key English words are hyperlinked to Japanese translations.

Specific to Nagasaki:
Nagasaki City International Affairs Homepage 

This homepage provides Information about Nagasaki City's sister cities and other overseas connections, international exchange facilities and activities for the promotion of international exchange, as well as information for foreign residents about events, municipal news and exchange activities.

Nagasaki International Association

We promote friendly ties between the people of Nagasaki Prefecture and other regions, act as an information centre to deepen mutual understanding between the people of different cultures, support the activities of internationally concerned non-govenmental groups, andsupport overseas students and international residents in order to offer them a more comfortable life in Nagasaki Prefecture.


Stanford University Guide to Japan Information Resources. Links to news, indices & guides, search engines, reference, and topics on Japan.

Google Directory--Japan

Google's topic organized link selection

Links to Asian Studies Organizations and Asia WWW Resources

Compiled by the Association for Asian Studies, this lists Affliated Groups, Resource Links, and Asian Groups and Organizations.

Japan Information Center

Hundreds of links categorized and described briefly.

The Japan FAQ: Know Before You Go

This site has a lot of practical information about arriving in and beginning to live in Japan.

Ichiban Jananese Language Site

Helpful information about the language, numbers, counters, name and title suffexes, etc. and reading practice for beginning Japanese learners.

Jim Breen's Japanese to English Word Translation On-Line Dictionary

Paste Japanese text in the box and receive, not a literal translation, but a word-by-word translation.

Japanese Links and Resources

Japanese language lessons and assorted other links.

Libraries on East Asian Studies

Links to member libraries of the Counsil of East Asian Libraries.


Provides starting points for exploring Japanese and Japanese-related web sites with an emphasis on the people, culture, art and language of Japan.


This Yahoo-like site provides a site search engine as well as many links.

Japan Business Links

Links of interest to business concerns in Japan.

Bridge to Japan

Among other links this site contains a page of Japan directories for everything from telephone munbers to business addresses and museums.

Linguistic and Language-Related Web Sites in Japan

Online guides and search engines; Academic Societies and Journals; Institutions, Universities and Departments; Projects, Groups and Individuals.

Schauwecker's Guide to Japan

Offers about 200 pages with illustrated, general information about most aspects of modern and traditional Japan.

Japan Information Access Project

Lists current news releases, events, forums, reports, and Japan related sites. JIAP is a Washington based research center on Asia.

U.S.-Japan Resources

The National Association of Japan-America Societies list of Japan Resources on the Web.

Japan Information

This collection of links is organized by the Association of Teachers of Japanese headquartered at the University of Colorado, Boulder. It focuses especially on information about education.

Asian Studies Links

This list of links has a wider Asian scope and is maintained by the Asia Network organization.

Japanese Visas

Information about visas in Japan presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Japanese Customs

Information about the Japanese Customs Service presented by the Ministry of Finance.

Japanese Manners and Etiquette

A list of tips about what to do and what not to do while in Japanese society

Price Check Tokyo

A list of everyday item and their prices in Tokyo, which are similar to prices throughout Japan

Google Japan Transportation

Links to all sorts of travel related sites: trains, airports, routes, schedules, etc.

Japanese Culture: A Primer for Newcomers

Explanations offerd for nine aspects of Japanese culture

Japanese Festivals and Celebrations

Short introductions to these observances in Japan: New Years, Coming of Age Day, Valentine's Day, Cherry Bloosom Viewing, Christmas. Pictures included.

The Grand Sumo Association

News about sumo, including the day's current bouts. Also Rikishi's Who's Who, The Sumo Record Book, Introduction to Sumo, Sumo Museum and more.


A site devoted exclusively to anime and manga.

Tokyo Food Page

The Tokyo Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in Tokyo, with recipes, culinary travel tips, restaurant listings and more.