Columbia University Japanese Language Program

Making a computer Japanese capable

Windows http://www.coscom.co.jp/learnjapanese801/howtotypejapanese.html
Mac(OS X) http://redcocoon.org/cab/mysoft.html#sysanchor

 

Textbooks

Genki Online: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/

Self-study

Japanese Learning Support Site RAICHO at Toyama University: http://tisc.isc.u-toyama.ac.jp/raicho-cgi-bin/quiz/quiz.cgi?mode=list_tests
Kanji Practice by Mayumi Ishida sensei of Dartmouth College: http://www.dartmouth.edu/%7Ekanji/
Interactive Exercise Pages for Nakama by Satoru Shinagawa sensei: http://www.marinebat.com/nakama/
Genki Resource Page at California State University, Sacrament: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/index.html
Kanji Alive http://kanjialive.uchicago.edu/web/

 

Japanese-English Dictionary for Firefox web browser

Rikai.chan: https://addons.mozilla.org/ja/firefox/addon/2471

Online dictionaries

Reading Tutor: http://language.tiu.ac.jp/index_e.html
Rikai.com: http://www.rikai.com
Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html

 

Materials (literature, newspapers, streaming news clips, etc.)

Aozora Bunko (collection of Japanese literary works): http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
Asahi.com: http://www.asahi.com
Yomiuri On-Line: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp
MSN-Sankei: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/
Mainichi: http://mainichi.jp/
NHK: http://www.nhk.or.jp
Fuji News Network (E): http://www.fnn-news.com/en/index.html
Yomiuri On-Line News Stream: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/stream/index.htm

Collection of useful links

Keiko Schneider sensei's Bookmarks: http://www.sabotenweb.com/bookmarks
Japanese Language Resource Center Web Links by Houghton Mifflin: http://college.hmco.com/languages/japanese/resources/students/links/index.html
Study Aid links atDartmouth College: http://gonihongo.com/
Japanese-related Projects at Purdue University: http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/JapanProj/

 

Japanese Resouces around Columbia / New York

Donald Keene Center for Japanese Cultures (lots of guest talks) http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac/dkc/
Weatherhead East Asian Institute http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/
Friends of Japan (FOJ) @TC http://www.tc.columbia.edu/students/foj/index.html
Consulate General Of Japan in New York http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
Japan Society (cultural events)  http://www.japansociety.org/ 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-832-1155 Box Office: 212-752-3015
JINA online http://www.jinaonline.org/home.php?city=NY
NY loves you http://www.nylovesyou.com/
Benricho New York http://www.us-benricho.com/
Kinokuniya bookstore http://bookweb.kinokuniya.co.jp/indexohb.cgi?AREA=03 1073 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10018 212-869-1700
Bookoff  used Japanese books, CDs http://www.bookoff.co.jp/shop/shop7015.html49 West 45st Street New York, NY10036 212-685-1410
Japanese Language Meetup group http://japanese.meetup.com/19/
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