December 16, 2023

Japanese language links

This list of Japanese language resources is not intended to be definitive. These are simply the sites I access the most.

My main online dictionary is Weblio. I also use Eijirou and Word Bank.

Along with the Random House Dictionary from my WordPerfect days (it's an ancient TSR that runs in vDOS), my favorite English language dictionary is Word Hippo.

NHK World Japan is NHK's English language international service. The live feed is available online, along with an extensive VOD library and OTA in some areas (9.4 in Northern Utah). There are apps for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku devices.

Good Morning Japan, News at Noon, News 7, and News Around Japan, NHK's four domestic news programs, are available on the NHK World Premium website. The site also includes recent episodes of Today's Close-Up, A Small Journey, and A Hundred Views of Nature.

You can listen to podcasts from the last 24 hours of NHK Radio News online.

YouTube hosts a large number of commercial network news feeds from Japan, including the always delightful Weather News (hosted coverage begins at 5:00 AM JST).

dLibrary Japan relaunched in January 2024 as Jme TV, with more developments coming in April. For now, my primary sources for anime and Jdrama are Viki, Crunchyroll, and Tubi.

A Japanese tutoring YouTube channel I watch on a regular basis is Kaname Naito.

Related links

Word Bank
Word Hippo

NHK World (Japanese)
NHK World (English)
News from Japan
NHK Radio News


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