May 11, 2024

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 reference 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 service. The live feed can be viewed online, along with an extensive VOD library and OTA in some areas (9.4 in Northern Utah). There are apps for most streaming platforms.

Good Morning Japan, News at Noon, News 7, and International Report, 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.

The previous 24 hours of NHK Radio newscasts can be streamed 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).

For now, my primary sources for anime and Jdrama are Viki, Crunchyroll, Netflix, HIDIVE, and Tubi. Many of the Japanese historical dramas on Tubi are distributed by Samurai vs Ninja.

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

Samurai vs Ninja

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# posted by Anonymous Charlie Lehman
4/03/2024 9:12 AM   
With TV Japan off the air I tried to add dLibrary to my Roku, it added the channel but it does not open. I read on your site that it is changing. Will it become more like TV Japan which we miss. We have signed up with JME, trail version, but there is no comparison to TV Japan. What else is out there. How about Sakura TV, any good? Any advice appreciated!

Ps, I am addicted to the program, “Haru’s Weekend at Old House Cafe” Where can I find it now?

# posted by Blogger Eugene
4/04/2024 9:29 AM   
You might want to check out the JTV forum on Reddit. Keep in mind that most of the options being discussed are VPNs and pirate sites operating out of China.